Green pheasants

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by chrisarvor, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. chrisarvor

    chrisarvor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anybody had experience with Green Pheasants?
    I have been offered some today ,but they seem expensive .
    I have no knowledge of what they are ,except i have just googled them,
    They look stunning
    Any help please
    They look big birds ,do they need lots of room?
     
  2. Eagle2026

    Eagle2026 HIGH FLYER

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    Here are a couple of my
    Domestic Green Ringnecks.

    This has been a very touchy subject for some lately.
    You might want to get a pic of the accuale bird and post it to make sure that it's not a cross between a couple of different birds that someone is telling you that are GREENS>
    Just a heads up.


    TRUE GREENS ARE WORTH ALOT OF MONEY!
     
  3. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    The pictures above appear to be crosses of ring neck and melanistics..those are not versicolor..what you should call them is mutants thats a term i like to use with my mixed crosses. Ive had males that look very similar from the crossing of ring neck type against melanistics.

    The true green pheasants (versicolor) are rare in this country(USA) to my knowledge and Ive been around for awhile and i don't know anybody that even has them or sells them..

    PS.. Ive also done a inactive search on versicolor and TRUE green pheasant versicolor at egg bid and nothing comes up as any ever being sold there as well. normally you would think some had been sold at one time or another, so they are defiantly very rare here in the USA.

    Check Dan Cowells site out, if anybody has them you may find them there..
    http://www.gbwf.org/pheasants/green_pheasant.html

    http://www.gbwf.org/
     
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  4. turkaholic

    turkaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the true Japanese Green versicolor, and it took me a long time to track down the real deal. They are a smaller pheasant than the ringnecks or their mutations, and extremely flighty and shy. If you get them, provide a good size pen, even for one pair and plenty of cover for them to hide in. They are getting harder to find and it is my hope to keep a flock going. I don't know how closely related the birds left in the US may be. This will be my first year with them.
     
  5. chrisarvor

    chrisarvor Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Eagle2026

    Eagle2026 HIGH FLYER

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    Those are the same birds that I have.
    They are called Domestic Green Ringnecks, Not versicolor and yes are a cross using a Mutant Melanistic or Black or Korean(all the same bird) with another type of ringneck most commonly a regular Chinese.
    There pretty, but not a pure breed.
    I'd get em', why not?
    Mike
     
  7. tysonb24

    tysonb24 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is a pure Japanese Green (Versicolor). Notice the golden eye and the bluish color on the shoulder. They are very skiddish. I need to find a couple of hens for my rooster.
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  8. chrisarvor

    chrisarvor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for replies
    Would the eggs be fertile form this mix??

    They want aprox $240 is that fair for 1 cock an 3 hens .
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  9. Eagle2026

    Eagle2026 HIGH FLYER

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    Yes, the eggs are fertile.
    Seems like an okay price for the 4.
    You'll only have more coming this time of year.
    People really like this breed, I have found out!
    I have been selling them to the same people for year(s).
    Good luck,
    Mike
     
  10. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:240.00 for a male and 3 hens of what?Please snd me name of who is selling them and I may be able to tell you if his are pure.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
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