Hey guys... here are some pics of my pheasants...

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by texascowboy1979, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. texascowboy1979

    texascowboy1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here are some pics of my pheasants... before something ate them... I still think its a snake.. but I learned my lesson... Ill keep chicks in a chick cage off the ground until the get larger like the pea fowl.

    Here are the chicks... these were hatched via chicken.

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  2. Bosque

    Bosque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful birds!
     
  3. pktuan

    pktuan Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your pics,
    What species are they?
     
  4. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    They may of just wandered off.The do not seem to want to stay with mom for some reason.They walk away and never look back.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Agree they will get out and hide in the high grass ,then get chill and die. Best to house the broody and chicks in a pen they can not get out of.
     
  6. oleduke

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    Quote:I'm pretty sure the chicks are Ring-Neck Pheasants, with the very last picture of his hand holding the chick being a male. At a day old, the male chick has a very distinct white line under the eye.

    That hen looks to me like a hybrid of a Ring-Neck Pheasant and a Chicken. There is a very common feature in hybrids between a male Ring-Neck and a female Chicken; offspring being a hen of course (the long tail feathers). I could be wrong but it sure does look like it.

    Did you raise the hen texascowboy1979 or was it acquired differently? Just out of curiosity. [​IMG]
     
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  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:I'm pretty sure the chicks are Ring-Neck Pheasants, with the very last picture of his hand holding the chick being a male. At a day old, the male chick has a very distinct white line under the eye.

    That hen looks to me like a hybrid of a Ring-Neck Pheasant and a Chicken. There is a very common feature in hybrids between a male Ring-Neck and a female Chicken; offspring being a hen of course (the long tail feathers). I could be wrong but it sure does look like it.

    Did you raise the hen texascowboy1979 or was it acquired differently? Just out of curiosity. [​IMG]

    For sure the chicks are ringnecks,yes can be sexed at dayold by the wrinkle on the males face.

    The hen is a pure gamehen, angle of pic, makes the tail look longer, looks nothing like a chicken/pheasant cross.
    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/NDG/Pheas/RingN/BRKRingNHybrids.html
     

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