Just wanted to show off my new guy...

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by peewee, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. peewee

    peewee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought this Golden last month and this is his first day out of quarantine. He is in a temp. pen until his permanent one can be finished.
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    I'm going to need to put a barrier between the two pens for now. My older rooster doesn't like the new guy. You can see him in the back giving him the "stink eye".
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  2. Donnadzitall

    Donnadzitall Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful bird! How old is he? Your older one looks huge in comparison! I have one too, just got him a mate two months ago. Wish me luck. Congrats on your new guy. [​IMG]
     
  3. peewee

    peewee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Donnadzitall. I would say that he is @1-1/2 to 2 yrs. You can't really see it in the 1st pic. but right above his tail he is getting the last of his adult feathers in. My older male (Cinn.) is slightly larger than this guy is but the ground in Cinns pen is higher than in the temp. pen (i'm constantly having to add more dirt around the edges because that's were they take their baths) and he is standing on his very tippy toes to make himself look bigger. [​IMG]
    He really does not like the new guy.
    Good luck to you with your birds.[​IMG]
     
  4. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    Very nice!
     
  5. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He...THEY.. are gorgeous! wow!
     
  6. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    those are some pretty birds!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Chicken Rustler

    Chicken Rustler Grabs em n runs

    OK THOSE ARE BEEEAUTIFUL. But since I am new would you please be so kind as to tell me what they are and are they as spensive as they look??
    Thanks Rob
     
  8. peewee

    peewee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone. I was suprised to be able to find another rooster around here that wasn't a mixed bird.
    Ironimagery, they are Chinese golden pheasants. Most people call them Goldens. Here is a link that was given to me from Bsaffles when I asked a question in another post about my hens :
    http://www.gbwf.org/pheasants/golden.html
    As to them being expensive, I bought my first roo as a snap decision because he was in bad shape and the guy was just trying to get rid of him. If I remember I got him for around $30. My new roo was also a snap decision but the guy I bought him from had quite a few extra roos that he was trying to get rid of. If he couldn't they were going to freezer camp and the skins sold. I picked him up for about $20. I wish that he had hens as well but he didn't.
     
  9. CrimsonRose

    CrimsonRose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow very pretty!!!
     
  10. Donnadzitall

    Donnadzitall Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Rob...I just bought my hen for my Red Golden on Craigslist...type in Pheasants and sometimes you get lucky. I was able to get my Lady Amherst hen too both of them for 15.00 each. But you need to know what to look for so you know whether you are getting pure breds or not. I call mine Firecracker and he is friendly...eats peanuts out of my hand and does a bird purr at me...pretty cool!
     

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