Originally Posted by Wolrep
I really would like to get some of these for my collection. But i have a few questions about the breed before i go buy some. My questions are
1. Do they do well in the heat? I live in central FL about 2 hours up from Miami FL.
2. Can they be kept as pairs or can they be kept as trios or bigger groups?
3. Are they a difficult spices to keep?
4. Dose anyone on here have these birds and have some for sale?
If you have any other information that you think it will be good for me to know please feel free to share.
!. They do alright but the are from the Himilayas.I am in N.H. and it does hit 100 sometimes.They do require a shaded pen for the summer.
2.They may trio if the hens are sisters and have been raised together all their lives,but mostly pairs are best.
3.They are no different from any other pheasants,except they love to dig.
4.I have 5 of this years hatch for sale.I cannot sex them at this time.
5.They need to be wormed more then your other species as they are diggers.As are all the eared pheasants,and cheers.So worm at least 3 times per year.
As for all pheasants,give them treats occationally,They love peanuts(they have to be unsalted),fruits,veggies,wild bird seed,smalll kibble dog food.If you feed any of your birds grapes,be sure to cut them if half as pheasants do eat them whole and choke on them.