Melanistic ringneck breeding

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by flyingmonkeypoop, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 30, 2007
    Deer Park Washington
    The breeder I am getting my melanistics from said that something got the female so she just has the male. I was wondering if I could breed him to a normal ringneck hen or if it has to be a melanistic hen. I have heard different answers from friends, some say I should get 50/50 and others say all of one color.
  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    You can put up to 8 ringneck hens with him. Should get both .

    I put a buff ringneck with both normal ringnecks,and melanistics. Got very few normal color chicks,and with 8 hens got a 85% hatch.

    Last edited: Sep 16, 2008

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