The Khaki Campbell duck originated in England in 1901 by Adele Campbell. The Khaki Campbell duck breed is one of the most prolific egg layers of the duck breeds and if you like to use duck eggs in cooking, then this is the breed for you. They are an avid forager and are very active. They make a good farm or backyard duck. Khaki Campbell duck drakes have an upright posture and a green or bluish-green bill, greenish-bronze heads and backs, with the remainder of the plumage being a shade of khaki tan. Generally the Khaki Campbell duck hen will lay its first egg at 20 weeks of age. This duck breed was admitted into the American Standard of Perfection in 1941.
I ordered 17 female birds (5 Easter Eggs, 5 Buff Orpington, 5 White Leghorns, 2 Khaki Campbell Ducks) and ALL were alive and healthy straight out of the shipping box. They're all a week old now and absolutely thriving!
This was my first time ordering chicks online and I was a little hesitant at first but Cackle Hatchery is great! I will be a repeat buyer. (Posted on 5/24/2017)
Excellent Birds Review by Mtdubie
Ordered 10 straight run Ducks and received 11 , glad because 1 appeared Blind was doing circles and very small only way to get to was put it on top food or drink by putting water ended up putting little down. The 5 geese where fine , lost two of bad judgement. Crackle ranks 10 with Me always happy with them. (Posted on 7/12/2016)
Extremely satisfied Review by Crazy Catskill Mountain Duck Lady ;)
I am absolutely thrilled with the quality, beauty, health and vigor of my four little khaki girls I purchased from Cackle Hatchery. I had bought 7 straight run khakis from tractor supply last year, and while I love them I think your stock is superior. I bought the additional females this year to balance out an unfavorable drake/hen ratio, since I could not bring myself to part with any of my drakes. When I tracked their trip online from the Ozarks to here in the Catskills, I noticed the shipment was delayed (through no fault of Cackle) in Kansas City a whole day! When they did finally arrive, I was so afraid I would open the box to find at least one perished. I was so relieved to find when I opened the box four extremely vigorous little duckies that immediately started drinking, eating, and grooming themselves like they had not just spent three days in that little box. Thank you so much for providing my healthy little beauties, I gave them each flower names, Rose, Daisy, Violet, and Petunia, to go along with my two 1 year old hens, Sweetpea and Buttercup. Sounds nutty I know, but I love my ducks! Thank You! (Posted on 5/15/2016)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Tammy, Illinois May 2012
All 17 are doing great, eating and of course growing.Thank you for this service that you provide and the assurance than when I order I always get great service and great animals. Thank You (Posted on 12/7/2015)