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Got Chinese Golden Pheasant Eggs in my Bator!!! (1st time hatchers)

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by NC29mom, May 16, 2011.

  1. NC29mom

    NC29mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And can't wait until Saturday!!!! I will be sure to post tons of pictures. These will be our first hatch not consisting of chickens!!! We live right next door to our State Aviary Zoo, and luckily my fiance is great friends with the owner. This is how we ended up with the eggs. Anybody else have these kind of pheasants? If so, got any advice???
     
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    What other breeds of pheasant does the zoo raise?
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  3. NC29mom

    NC29mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not really sure....although I have been numerous times. My fiance is into the pheasants, I prefer bantam chickens.

    Here's a link to their website though, it should tell you....

    http://shwpark.com/
     
  4. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Sep 25, 2010
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    They have great argus, IMPEYAN (!!!) , Golden, and Lady Amhearst,
    Yep I have peach, red, yellow, and DT Goldens.
    THEY HAVE MOUNTAIN QUAIL TOO!!!!!!
     
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  5. NC29mom

    NC29mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've ended up with 6 that hatched.....three did not and apparantely were not fertilized. SO excited! I will take some pictures tomorrow and post. Yes, we have really enjoyed getting some "special eggs". If these go well, we are planning on getting some other kinds to hatch. Will have to see.

    Sylvian Heights is a really, really nice bird farm (as we call it). I guess at times I take for granted living right next door. I remember going outside really late at night or really early in the AM (dog had to pee) and hearing what sounded like a child screaming. I told my fiance about it and he just kinda laughed. Well, come to find out.....it's one of the animals at the bird farm. I think it's the one with the crazy hairdo (East African Crowned Crane)! CRAZY!

    BobwhitequailLover: So, we thought maybe the light colored chicks were the females and the darker ones were the males......but our friend is saying not to judge them like that.......he says to look for the aggressive, mean ones and they are your males!! ha.
     
  6. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Chris Newton use to work at Sylvan Heights.He was a member of the bird club in Ma.,then we went to work for Mike and Ali.Last I knew he had moved to Fl.and I believe I heard he was working in Disney,but I am not 100% sure of this.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  7. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Sep 25, 2010
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    Quote:Males will also have a cream ish blue iris and hens a brown/rust colored iris.
     
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  8. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The young can be sexed by checking their eye colour - the hens have a dark brown eye and the young cock birds a silver ...


    Is this true for goldens ? thanks
     
  9. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Quote:Yep! I guess for males it is blue, that is what my book said. [​IMG]
     
  10. NC29mom

    NC29mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Far as we know he's not there any more (Chris). My fiance knows Mike & Ali, but the person we got the eggs from actually owns all of the land the farm is on....he doesn't own the farm. I will have to check their eye color and see what we have.
     

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