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Black francolins vs. Erckels

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by aldren90, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. aldren90

    aldren90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok guys i have a choice between getting these two species of francolins i love both and the prices are the same so any info, pros, cons between both would be great thanks!!!!!:D
     
  2. birdbreeder

    birdbreeder New Egg

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    I WOULD PUT MY MONEY IN THE ERCKEL,S THE BLACK,S ARE HARD TO KEEP AND THE ERCKELS YOU CAN KEEP ON THE GROUND THE BLACK,S YOU CAN NOT. DOSE THE MAN STELL HAVE THE ERCKELS I WOULD LIKE THEM. ALSO THE BLACKS SALE FOR MORE WHAT PRICE DID HE GIVE YOU ON THEM
     
  3. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Ask Ron all about them Aldren.Then you can make the best choice. He takes great care of all his birds. And he has alot of nice ones. [​IMG] I' ve been to his place . Hes not far from me.
     
  4. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Erckel's are big birds that can become relatively tame. They require a large aviary that has good drainage, as they prefer to dig at the ground quite often. They will destroy most ground cover, so plant evergreens and add plenty of large logs, rocks for the males to use as "crowing" spots. Greens are very important for the diet. Most in US are winter hardy, but should be given shelter in the coldest months.

    The Black Francolin is much smaller and far more skittish than the Erckel's. A large planted aviary is preferred, but can be kept in smaller aviaries as long as it has plenty of cover. They are not as hard on the ground cover as the Erckel's, and we had thick stands of clover in their aviary. A good shelter is also needed for the winter.

    Some of my experience: I've had both hatch and raise their own young; best kept in pairs as one hen will become aggressive towards the other; awesome calls, both birds fun to listen to.

    Dan
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2012
  5. damionlake

    damionlake Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone here know of anybody who has Francolins for sale in Canada? Or someone who can ship birds or eggs into Canada?
    Cheers

    Damion
     
  6. birdboy82

    birdboy82 Out Of The Brooder

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    hey the erkels are more agressive to other spices and the blacks are always hiding i would personoly get the erkels.
     
  7. G-Dekeyser

    G-Dekeyser Out Of The Brooder

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    ya erkels are much larger and impressive birds, but CANNOT be kept with any other species as they will kill them
     
  8. fsulehri

    fsulehri Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there, do u know anyone, who has Erkels?
     

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