Do these look pure?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Animallover606, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Animallover606

    Animallover606 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was on craigslist and I saw this post for a pair or trio of red golden pheasants. I wanted to ask if these looked pure and if I was getting a good or bad deal. Thanks
    Sorry if the link doesn't work
    chicago.craigslist.org/sox/grd/3656176881.html
     
  2. deserthotwings

    deserthotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Judging from the photos the Red Golden look good. You can see the yellow on the legs of both the male and the hen. Can't really see the red around the eye of the hen but I think it probably just didn't show in the picture. Photo #2 is a 2 year old or better male and not one for your ad. The price is good for the pair of pheasants. The ad stated Gambel/Valley quail. The two are completely different species. California Valley birds are not Gambels. If your looking for Gambels, the photo and the price look real good. When buying grown birds its alway best if you can see the live birds first.
     
  3. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Animallover606

    Animallover606 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the help both of you I'm surprised Tony didn't give his opinion as he really knows if they are hybrids or not. Thanks again and I'll be emailing him tonight!
     
  5. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    It's hard to tell what is pure anymore.The adult bird looks good,but you can't tell on the younger birds yet,but I must say I don't ever think I had a spur on a young bird,Do you know the lineage?
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  6. wildlifeartist1

    wildlifeartist1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Golden pheasant looks about 7/8 not bad the hens are hard to see any good signs one way or another all in all not bad
     
  7. Animallover606

    Animallover606 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Again thanks everyone for their input. I contacted them and he said that they were in fact pure. Unfortunatley he had sold them just a the day before, but he still has a few left over that he isn't sure if they are related or not. Thanks again!
     
  8. Franzen Farms

    Franzen Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Funny you ask this. I saw this post also looks like he is only about 45 minutes from me and I was wondering the same thing. I sent him an e-mail a few weeks ago and he never responded.
     

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