They are hardy ducks, and forage for themselves looking for slugs, snails, mosquito larvae, etc. They walk around in a vertical posture.
The ducks are usually raised for their eggs, but also have decent lean meat. They can start laying when 5 to 7 months old, and lay throughout the winter months. They are good layers, laying around 200 eggs a year, sometimes up to 340. The eggs have white shells and weigh about 2.5 oz (70g.) The ducks aren’t the best brooders, though.
The ducks will weigh between 4 to 5 pounds (1.8 to 2.2 kg.)
The Campbells Duck was developed by a Mrs Adele Campbell in Uley, Gloucester, England from a cross between a Mallard and a Pencilled Runner Duck.
It was first shown in 1898.
The duck was introduced into America in 1929 by Perry Fish of Syracuse, New York.