My pair was $600 plus shipping, they were an unrelated year old pair, I have had them for 2 years now (they are 3 years old) and still no eggs, I have not even seen breeding behavior. Next year I may do something different, I am in Northern California but I have a place where I keep many of my animals in Florida and I am thinking of moving them to there, where the pens are it is less busy, warmer all year and I have a larger flight pen for them.
I have not seen any for sale recently but I have not really looked, I am not sure if you will find them in winter but if anyone bred them earlier this year young pairs might be available, just keep looking.
Try cutting out soy in the diet and increasing dietary fat and fibre. The new development of the inclusion of round up ready soy in gamebird maintenance diets is shutting down reproduction in many species, especially those that are largely invertivorous. Call the San Antonio Zoo and ask what they are feeding as they took up the stewardship of the Bronx Zoo's imported Green Junglefowl stock and produce a number of the birds, which they surplus through a few select aviculturists. We have found over the years that most aviculturists will take up the surplus and go to feeding them commercial gamebird feed and end up not producing anything from them. They'll generally end up losing birds and give up on them or blame the stock.
Something that has often worked for me with Green Junglefowl is keeping a pair in a large covey of toothed ( "New World") quail. They are a highly social species that move in tight formations and tend to be too batty when confined in pairs or trios with no other birds present. I will often also keep a peafowl or two or waterfowl in that same enclosure. Shade cloth from the ground up to ~ four' is highly recommended- and some shade cloth stretched over portions of the aviary roof is also advisable.
In nature they produce at least three clutches a year and in captivity, provided they are on the appropriate diet, you will find that they produce just as assuredly- provided they have adequate nutrition and are encouraged to incubate a few eggs twice a year. It's important to leave a few young with the parents- one big mistake is to surplus all the offspring- Because the birds are so gregarious and exhibit such delayed maturity- it's critical that the flock grow- and juvenile as well as subadult individuals are necessary even if they are in adjacent enclosures.
As for the systematics issue- there are three major papers being published in 2012/2013 by three independent research teams- including a monograph that formally reclassify the Galliformes.
Pheasants and the True (Perdix) Partridge belong to a single monophyletic lineage. Their closest allies are the Tragopan, Monal, Turkey, Snow Partridge, Koklass and Grouse, which form a sister lineage. The combined family is the Tetraophasianidae.
Quite separately, the Gallusinidae is split into three distinct sibling lineages - one subfamily that includes the Francolin, Junglefowl and Bamboo Partridge; the subfamily that includes the Coturnix and Chukar. The third lineage includes the Junglebush Quail.
Another isolated lineage - the Peafowl belong to their own family, which includes both genera of Argus. Another well defined monophyletic family includes Peacock-Pheasants, Galloperdix Spurfowl, Roul Roul and Hill Partridge.
It is remarkable that morphological types once classified as "quail", "partridge" and "pheasant" end up being split into different lineages representing clearly defined monophyletic families. The Gallusinids are no more closely related to the Tetraophasinids than Civets are related to Felines. They resemble one another superficially but are not closely related.
Edited by Resolution - 12/20/11 at 8:36pm