Old English Pheasant Fowl- Are they in the US ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cwc362, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a breed I saw on feathersite and haven't seen much about them on here. I googled and most of the time the website that popped up was from the UK. Does anyone know if there are any here in the states and if so, who has them? Here is the link to the feathersite page about them in case someone reading this thread hasn't heard of them.

    http://feathersite.com/Poultry/CGK/OEPheasFowl/BRKOEPheas.html

    Thanks
    Wayne
     
  2. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anybody?
     
  3. Donnadzitall

    Donnadzitall Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know anything about the OE pheasant fowl...is that related to Jungle Fowl? (which I know IS part of the pheasant family. Hmm...something new to research! (the things I do for fun!)[​IMG]
     
  4. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I don't know if they are related or not. But they are supposedly a very old breed that freerange really well and they are also big enough and lay enough eggs to be a dual purpose breed. They kind of remind me of Dark Cornish LF but smaller and more gamey.
     
  5. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an old english hen that looks like the hens but mine has some white tipped feathers [​IMG]
     
  6. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I was thinking they were probaly similar to the OE , but maybe a little meatier. Not sure- The only info I have on them is from the article on feathersite. BTW I also love OE. I have a thing for games.

    Wayne
     
  7. shavalgen

    shavalgen Out Of The Brooder

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    I would be surprised if they are in the US. They seem to be incredibly rare outside of the UK. Here in Australia I know of only one breeder with them.
     
  8. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I Think you are probably right. I have never been able to find a website that had them listed except in the UK. Thanks for responding. Hope this finds you well over there across the big water.

    Wayne
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    And btw- Have you had your Vegemite today? LOL
     
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  9. digginchicks

    digginchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just heard about them for the first time tonight. There is someone that sold 50 eggs for $150 from them is that not crazy or what??
    I now want some after hearing that [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. shavalgen

    shavalgen Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep had my vegemite on toast for brekky.

    They are quite rare even in the uk. The problem with some of the rarer breeds is some breeders see dollar signs and don't let many out so they can charge more for them whilst keeping the interest level up.

    50 eggs for $150, let me at them. Here you would be charged that for a dozen eggs.

    They come in both gold and silver. Classified as a light breed but apparently have better breast meat development when compared to other light breeds.

    They are said to be wheaten based with the addition of the autosomal red, pattern gene, melanotic and mahogany.
    I think Brian Reeder was calling them spangled dark red wheaten.

    I remember seeing some birds that were gold spangled hamburg crossed with gold laced wyandottes that had the crescent lacing but wasn't really interested in the colour back then.
     

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