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Stone Partridge Anyone?

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I'm getting a pair of African Stone Partridge next week and was wondering if anyone else has them and/or info about keeping them in captivity. They've been on my "gotta have it" list ever since they were first imported. They're only about the size of a Valley Quail, and rather plain in comparison to some other species, but I find them fascinating. The hens are more colorful than the males and are the more dominant of the two...quite unique in the bird world. I have a great pen setup similar to my Mearns. Its all ready for them...just counting down the days...
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Well my Stone Partridge will be here tomorrow by 12pm! I'll be sure to post pics and updates.
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Can't wait for the pics.  Congratulations!

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Congrat's, hope you do well with them, i can't comment on them but i raise Spanish Red Legged partridge.They have quite a few qwerks! Good Luck
Sean in TX Raising/breeding: Red golden, Yellow golden, Lady Amherst, Elliot, Bianchi, Versicolor, Reeves, Ijima Copper, Green melanistic, Kansas ring-necked, Kirghiz(Mongolian), Southern Caucasus(Black necked), Corsica Red Legged partridge, Greater prairie chickens, Blue quail, Gamble quail.
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Sean in TX Raising/breeding: Red golden, Yellow golden, Lady Amherst, Elliot, Bianchi, Versicolor, Reeves, Ijima Copper, Green melanistic, Kansas ring-necked, Kirghiz(Mongolian), Southern Caucasus(Black necked), Corsica Red Legged partridge, Greater prairie chickens, Blue quail, Gamble quail.
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Had them a few yrs ago , the females will kill the males if there not compatable , I had 2 males with one hen and had decent luck
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Thanks for the responses! My pair is very compatible and I'm absolutely loving this species...I'm already considering another pair lol! There's just no other bird like them. The females are definitely the dominant of the sexes and more colorful than the males.

Here's a few pictures of the birds. Sorry the pics arent great, these birds are fast! They both slipped my hand while clipping wings, so they're a bit scruffy looking. Still in the quarantine cage in the garage for now.
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