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Humes Bartailed

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by spectrumranch, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. featherbaby

    featherbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed a red gold pheasant in the background of your photo.
    This is my "dream bird" that I would love to have someday when I have more room.

    Can you answer a couple of questions about them? Can they be tamed to sit on your hand or shoulder? Do they have to have a large "flight" cage? Do they have calm or excitable temperments?
    Can you keep several males together if there are no females in the cage? Do they have any common health problems?

    Thanks for the info.
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Beautiful Stock As Always Randy!
     
  4. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I will start a new post about red goldens.
     
  5. cwhit590

    cwhit590 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice pics.

    A nearby bird sanctuary has Elliot's Pheasants that look very similar....is there a difference between Elliot's and Humes Bartailed? [​IMG]
     
  6. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Humes & Elliots are both in the longtailed pheasant family. They are similar, infact Humes and Elliots have been mixed together, so it is hard to find pure birds.

    Pics for comparison:

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    Elliot hen, not the best pic she is mottling.
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    Last edited: Jan 26, 2010
  7. cwhit590

    cwhit590 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool. Thanks for the explanation....once again, great pics and beautiful birds!
     

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