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Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Senna95, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. Senna95

    Senna95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do ornamental pheasants do in tropical climates? ie a climate that never has cold weather: just a rainy and a non-rainy season?
     
  2. jrsqlc

    jrsqlc Obsessed with Peafowl

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    i might be wrong, but arnt alot of ornamental pheasants from the rain forest anyway???
     
  3. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    right!! [​IMG]
     
  4. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:No more of the species come from continental climate zones. Peacock Pheasants, Argus & Fireback pheasants are from subtropical climates.

    How do ornamental pheasants do in tropical climates? ie a climate that never has cold weather: just a rainy and a non-rainy season?

    I have always lived in the northern USA, so I do not have first hand experience with keeping pheasants in the south. BUT I do have many friends down south that raise birds and some of them do have trouble with high temps in the summer. Impeyans, Eared & Tragopan Pheasants don't like high temps and are best with plenty of shade and air movement or mist systems to keep cool in the summer heat.​
     
  5. Senna95

    Senna95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking specifically about goldens and lady amhearst. I know that they're very winter hardy and do fine here (in Washington state), but what about in climates like southern Florida? Do they need a cold spell to "get in the mood"?
     
  6. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    I have both . same as up north. Im in florida
     
  7. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Those do fine anywhere, only the ones Spectrum listed bare watching here in the south, though there are tons of breeders here with them all. Just do like he said, plenty of water and shade for those. No problem at all on ruffed species though, go for it, they'll be just fine
     
  8. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:NO COLD SPELLS JUST THE RIGHT NUMBER OF DAYLIGHT HOURS.
     

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