I added a new male to the run today

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by mistercooper, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. mistercooper

    mistercooper Out Of The Brooder

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    He doesn't look pure, but he'll keep my 3 hens busy this summer. Seems healthy. Has what looks like a nice 18" tail, which seems impressive since all of mine's broke during the recent freeze. He was in a run by himself... I guess he lost his mate, so now he is with my hens.

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  2. CrazyChookLady5

    CrazyChookLady5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what sort of bird is he??
     
  3. maxpedley

    maxpedley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    he is agolden pheasant. And a very handsome one at that, although he could do with settling in and preening himself as his feather quality is abiit shabby. Is it rainig by any chance mistercooper as he looks like my male when it does. he gets all shabby but then dries off and looks so sleek.
     
  4. CrazyChookLady5

    CrazyChookLady5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yer he's very pretty i love the yellow and red on him
     
  5. mistercooper

    mistercooper Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, I suppose that makes sense! He came from a very muddy 4'x8' chainlink run so I'm sure his feathers will improve as some time passes. It is always showering up here in the PNW :)

    I also noticed some of the questionable feathers still resemble the juvenile stage, so maybe they will improve as well. I don't know enough about judging purity of Golden/Amherst.
     
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  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Beautiful roo!
     
  7. maxpedley

    maxpedley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hes pure golden. Its quite rare these days but good to see. i would never have crosses. When he preen you wont notice the brown on his wings
     
  8. mistercooper

    mistercooper Out Of The Brooder

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    made a makeshift roof out of a tarp and some wire for half of the run today... It will only work temporarily, I wish those corrugated tin panels weren't so expensive at the hardware store.
     
  9. maxpedley

    maxpedley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    half of my run is covered in a piece of plywood
     
  10. mistercooper

    mistercooper Out Of The Brooder

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    Good idea. Mine is about 10x20 so I'd need a few...
     

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