Friendly Ringneck Pheasant?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by PrinceSandwich, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possibly to tame a Ringneck Pheasant? Maybe if you got it as a day old, and spend loads of time with it?
     
  2. tysonb24

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    If you are looking for a tame ringneck I would look at getting a Jumbo Ringneck. They are usually a lot more calm than a regular ringneck.
     
  3. Blackshoulder79

    Blackshoulder79 Out Of The Brooder

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    I would say it wouldn't hurt to try, but off all my of my pheasants, my ring-neck's are definitely the most flighty. Though I do have Black Ringneck/Melanstic chicks that are pretty tame. My Yellow and Red Goldens will jump on my hand or shoulder and go to sleep.
     
  4. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, and what do you think about me getting just one. I know that there is some mortality issues with pheasants [​IMG]
     
  5. Blackshoulder79

    Blackshoulder79 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think one could be ok, though I did lose some earlier this year because the brooder got too hot - rookie mistake for me. In general though, they are pretty easy to raise, I'm just not sure how tame a ringneck can be - they are a little psycho right after they hatch and mine have stayed that way - much much more flighty than any other pheasant I have.
     
  6. Pavo Royale

    Pavo Royale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you want a pet, then goldens are the way to go.
     
  7. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I might give one a try. I want to test how tame they can get. I read somewhere that in the wild the chicks only get brooded at night ( the rest of the time they are following their mother), so I could probably spend lots of time with him in the day ( and have him out of the brooder) without any consequences. Now what about pens? All the info I can find about Pheasant pens are for 100 birds or more. I do know that they need like 25-50 square feet per bird, but If I only have one is it still the same?
    Pavo Royale, I would like a Golden, but why I'm interested in the ringnecks is that there is a breeder close to my house, and the chicks are only $3 ea.
     
  8. Pavo Royale

    Pavo Royale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, you gotta go with what works. I am not saying that taming the ringneck is a lost cause, tho.
     
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  10. noodleroo

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    Quote:Agree
     

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