Interested in Pheasants, what would be a good breed?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Mr MKK FARMS, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Hi All, I've been into chickens for a long time now but lately I have been thinking about Pheasants as well. Can any one tell me what a good first breed of Pheasant would be (You know, a Friendly, quiet, and calm breed).

    Thanks, I hope I explained well enough.


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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    For a period of time I raised ringnecks as a part time commercial venture. They are hardy, and now come in color variations that were unknown way back then. Understand that most if not all states require a license to keep them. Ornamentals like goldens and Lady Amherst are beautiful and relatively mellow birds.
     
  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Okay thanks. Oh and about the license, I don't think that you are required to have one in Canada!
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  4. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most provinces in Canada need a license for ringneck pheasants and the like, ornamental dont need such permit tho.
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Oh okay, thanks!
     
  6. BYC-user-174785

    BYC-user-174785 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Red Golden and Lady Amherst are great birds to raise, but if you want birds really friendly then Temminck's Tragopan are the breed for you. I really love mine and I am trying to train them to fly to my hand to get their treats. Eared pheasants are friendly but I have heard that they are loud...
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    ok thanks
     

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