Lady Amherst

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by spectrumranch, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. solarquail

    solarquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I absolutely loooove there orange!
     
  3. schoebel_taylor

    schoebel_taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What part/town of wisconsin are you from?
     
  4. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are absolutely beautiful!! There's a woman near me selling those. They are beautiful!!

    How hardy are these pheasants?? I know you get cold weather there in cheese country!! [​IMG]
     
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  5. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

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    [​IMG] i WISH MINE DIDNT DIE ON ME. !!!
     
  6. oleduke

    oleduke Out Of The Brooder

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    Such a beautiful bird. I never tire of looking at others pictures of the Amherst or Golden's.


    Am I the only one to look at the Amherst and think both the Yellow Golden and Golden/Red Golden both derived from the Amherst?

    I realize the Yellow is supposed to be man-made and the Golden or Red Golden is not really a pure Golden but I have never seen any difference just more pristine colors in some of the Red Golden's. (I am definitely not referring to any hybrid or 1/2 breed. Only referring to what is supposed to be a pure bred bird)
     
  7. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:All ruffed pheasants are very hardy, pretty much the easiest to keep, they take cold fairly well too, so no worries there.
    I see people worried about that all the time, pretty much the only no cold tolerant pheasants, are the peacock pheasants, all others do just fine in it. Just dont mix them with blame chickens like everyone seems to be doing, it's just asking for trouble eventually with disease
     
  8. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No doubt they shared a common ancestor in their evolutionary history, but the Golden is a distinct species. It is generally accepted that the two species "split" in more recent history, perhaps a little more than 500,000 years ago, but both are now regarded as true, distinct species. The common ancestor probably carried traits of both species before the events that split them up.

    Dan
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:No doubt they shared a common ancestor in their evolutionary history, but the Golden is a distinct species. It is generally accepted that the two species "split" in more recent history, perhaps a little more than 500,000 years ago, but both are now regarded as true, distinct species. The common ancestor probably carried traits of both species before the events that split them up.

    Dan

    Are they able to produce offspring that are fertile when crossed?
     
  10. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They can and both the Chrysolophus can produce fertile offspring with members of their other closely related genera such as Phasianus and Syrmaticus. This has been done frequently in captivity, at one time for research and more recently, to get some the "traits" each carry to "create" new mutations (told to me years ago by one of the "creators" of a now popular variety of Golden mutation).

    Dan
     

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