Khaki Campbell

The Khaki Campbell is one of the more famous and popular duck breeds due to its excellent egg production. It was introduced in 1901 by Mrs. Adele Campbell of Gloucestershire, England. She experimented with Runners crossed with Rouen and Mallards but never revealed her Campbells’ exact genetic makeup. The advantage over the pure Runner was a more useful carcass for meat and improved egg production. Though they are a popular exhibition breed, she was adamant that she designed this bird for production, not the exhibition hall. Khaki Campbells are a very hardy breed that tends to be nervous, energetic, and great foragers. Adults weigh three to five pounds, and females lay approximately 165-240 large white eggs a year. Ducklings have brown down feathers, with buff feathers on their breast and around their beaks and eyes. They have black legs, feet, and beaks.