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Is this a chicken? I think maybe

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by eamberson, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. eamberson

    eamberson New Egg

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    This "bird" is on my Aunt's roof. Is this a chicken? If so, what kind? If not, any ideas what kind of bird it might be. Located in Alabama!

    Thanks!
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  2. DraigAthar

    DraigAthar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like some kind of pheasant.
     
  3. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    [​IMG] X3 on the pheasant
     
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    Conchis Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. eamberson

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  7. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, Golden Pheasant! The little Mennonite store close to my house keeps some Golden pheasants in an enclosed pen. The hens look just like your bird. The cocks are more brightly colored and have the lloonngg, beautiful tails. I wonder if she escaped from someone?
     
  8. eamberson

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    Possibly because they're not usually found in Alabama (native to China according to Wikipedia). Where my Aunt lives is very suburban-ish (neighborhood with houses pretty close together). I would think they would know if someone near them keeps pheasants. It's apparently still on the roof. They're gonna try to get it down without scaring it into the dog pen!
     
  9. howfunkyisurchicken

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    You could wait until nightfall. I would assume pheasants go into a trance at night like most other birds. Climb a ladder and pick her right up!
     
  10. ramirezframing

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    its a young red golden male pheasant and you better have a long handle net and no lights what so ever, as they will move/ fly at night just like in the daytime

    females don't change colors but the males do, it takes the males 2 yrs before they get their full colors. This one has started the color change, so he is just under a year old

    what ever you use for keeping it, IF you catch it, needs to be no bigger than 2x4 wire or chain link wire. If an adults fist can fit through any hole or gap in the wire so can the bird. and they do fly very well
     
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