Ornamental Bird Conservation (2016 A Fresh Start)

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by PheasantBreeder, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. PheasantBreeder

    PheasantBreeder Out Of The Brooder

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    On January 1st 2016, I started my new project. This project will be to raise endangered and exotic species of Galliformes. My first goal was to find a pure specimen pair of Golden Pheasants and Lady Amherst Pheasants. My research led me to Kurt Landig, master breeder of Galliformes. He has became one of my friends and mentors in the hobby. Another good friend I have met is Alex Levitskey, (Blue Creek Aviaries), he has helped me out in every and any questions, even doing research for me. I think he has some of the best stock of Pheasants and Waterfowl in the United States. As I went deeper into my research, I met master breeder James Pfarr, one of the biggest collections in the United States. He has put a great deal of time into his collection and bringing new stock back to the United States. He has became a mentor and friend of mine that has helped me locate most of my new stock of Galliformes.
    Now for a list of species that are being planned for the next 3 year project.

    .Goldens . Silvers
    .Lady Amherst. . Peacock Pheasants
    .Edwards . F stock Argus
    .Cabots. . Saytrs
    .Monals. . Firebacks

    Hopefully we can grow and be able to keep one of the best collections in the United States. My project will grow more and more each year, adding new species each year. Being in my teens has show challenges and I have proven to be capable of collecting and conserving species for years to come.
    Some photos of my "Small" current stock[​IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. orpington13

    orpington13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very Interesting
     
  3. Midnightman14

    Midnightman14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am slowly building my collection up as well. I started with ringnecks and now have silvers, impeyans, swinhoes, red goldens, melanistic ringnecks, and soon some white breasted kalij, mikados, lineaged green peafowl, and temmincks tragopans. It is quite the addicting hobby.
     
  4. PheasantBreeder

    PheasantBreeder Out Of The Brooder

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    I currently have a Cabot Tragopan Cock, and a pair of Monals (Domestic Stock) I should have added the Imported Stock Monals to that list also. I'm trying to work slowly up, as I'm building new Avaries, I want to put up nice ones instead of junk. Lots of investments, don't plan to make money, but just make sure the breeds are kept pure and stay pure.
     
  5. LehighCounty4-H

    LehighCounty4-H Chillin' With My Peeps

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    right now i have 2 pairs of each of the following breeds..lady Amherst, red golden, yellow golden, silver pheasants, and reeves pheasants. trying to sell the one pair of the silver pheasants
     
  6. Midnightman14

    Midnightman14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am hoping to make a little return on mine but as I am a purist I am planning on restricting my sales to people who I know will breed the birds well and keep lines pure.
     
  7. PheasantBreeder

    PheasantBreeder Out Of The Brooder

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    As all my stock comes from Imports, either F stock or domestic lines, so I'm going to limit the hatch rate on breeds such as Goldens and Amherst, even though they are from Imports and are 100% pure. I'm hoping to try and get a good amount of Edwards,Cabots, and Argus each year, but like Edwards really don't catch many people's attention. But they are endangered so I won't be throwing eggs out.
     
  8. Midnightman14

    Midnightman14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have only found one place that sells argus and they are 4 grand a pair. As cool as they are I can't justify buying some at that price. I'd love import birds but I'd settle for pure lines that are domestic bred. The javas I am hopefully getting are f6 birds which I'm pretty excited about. I think with the edwards they aren't in demand because they look alot like swinhoes and the swinhoes are much cheaper.
     
  9. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    This guy Jeff in So Carolina has a 6 year old pair of argus for 2500.00.He has an ad on softbills.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  10. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    The only problem with hatching the endangered species is trying to find buyers that can afford the hefty price they carry.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     

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