khaki campbell duck

Khaki Campbell Duck

Anas platyrhynchos khaki_campbell


Description

Khaki Campbell Ducks are medium-sized domestic ducks that are light brown in color. Males have darker brown heads, necks, backs, and tails. Females are uniformly light brown in color. Both the male and female have brown feet and a greenish-colored bill.

Size

Khaki Campbells weigh between 4 and 4.5 pounds.

Adaptations

Diet

The ducks at Cosley Zoo are fed commercially prepared duck food pellets.

Reproduction

Khaki Campbells lay white eggs, which weigh about 2.5 ounces each. Duck eggs incubate for 28 days before hatching.

Shelter and Space Needs

Bullfrogs prefer areas with warm, still, shallow water and are found near water sources such as lakes, ponds, or bogs.

Life Expectancy

Domestic ducks kept as pets live an average of 8-12 years.

Importance to Man

Khaki Campbells are prolific egg layers, and can lay up to 300 eggs per year. They are also raised for meat. They are excellent foragers and will consume a variety of invertebrate pests such as slugs and mosquitoes.

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