Great photos! I especially like the Eurasian Capercaillie and the red grouse.
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I have always wanted Capercaillie, but i don't think they are available in the states.
I believe about ten years ago a couple of breeders in Canada had a few, but I don't ever remember anyone in the USA having them. Ten to fifteen years ago there was a couple of articles I believe in either the APWS or the Gamebird Gazzette of a couple of grouse breeders in Canada that had them as well a Ptarmagin and alot of the Grouse speices as well. In think all the grouse are amazing birds, and would like to try some someday.
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Really can't purchase grouse as chicks from my experiences - especially Black Grouse. Grouse chicks are pretty fragile, and would not ship/transport easily as they would land up all deceased.
Grouse are not as easy to raise as a Ring-Necked Pheasant. I'm not saying it's impossible to raise grouse, but keepers of grouse have to be very vigilant with respect to the health and welfare of grouse.