Need Grey Peacock Pheasant info (or eggs?)

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by BluegrassSeramas, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

    Aug 25, 2008
    Central Kentucky
    Thinking of buying a pair of young Peacock Phesants that the breeder thinks are pullets.
    Where would one ever find a male? Do they ever sell eggs anywhere?
    Does anyone have any experience with these birds. I read that they are friendly and I think they are sooo pretty! Been reading web pages, but would like to talk to a real person!
    Thanks!!
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I saw a pair for sale on eggbid, you might e-mail that breeder.
     
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Hens are harder to find than males. Would not think anyone would sell eggs. Lucky to get 6 eggs a year, from a pr.

    Yes you can find them on eggbid, not cheap. Hard to raise,more than one type. The grey are best for starters. Need heat in Winters.
     
  4. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    What breed of peacock pheasants are we talking about?I have an extra male grey peacock I may part with.If it's a palawan Paul Kao in Ca is your man.Or Kelly McMullan in La.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  5. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If are able to get a couple of females, you are way ahead of the curve!! They seem to be at a premium and hard to find, whereas just about everyone I know with the species has an extra male or two and is looking for hens!!

    bicalcaratum are by far the most commonly kept Polyplectron and the most hardy in terms of winter temps. I provide mine with a heat lamp in an enclosed barn, but they often want to head back outside. When the temps are going to below freezing for a prolonged time, I force them and the other tropical pheasants indoors with heat lamps and without outside access (indoor aviaries are 12x12).

    Summer months can be brutal if there is no shade. Before you get the birds, plant lots of shrubs and small trees. They are a forest species and will succumb quickly without ample shade if you are in a hot region.

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    Above images are two of my pheasant aviaries. I planted these 5 years ago with willow, pine, cypress, rose of sharon and a shrub that I can't remember the name of!! I trim to prevent the branches from breaking the wire and to give me a service path, but the birds make their own paths. I also have grape vine that grows to provide more shade. It is as almost an entire ecosystem inside the aviary. During the spring, summer and early fall, the pheasants eat very little food that I provide, but spend their days foraging in the branches and grown for insects, berries and leaves. Keeps them very busy and low stressed. The plantings were all done under $50 bucks (most were transfers from yards or clearance plants), so obtainable for most and goes a long way to prevent problems that are so often posted about.

    Take a look at a our galliforme forum - http://www.gbwf.org/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=8 There are many keepers that post that have been very successful with Peacock-Pheasants.

    Dan
     
  6. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

    Aug 25, 2008
    Central Kentucky
    These are the Grey Peacock phesants that I am looking to buy. How much would a male cost usually?
     

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