Pairing.

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by conquest780, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. conquest780

    conquest780 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We'll I have a golden pheasant male and a lady Amherst female that wasn't a pair. What do I do to pair them . The female runs away from the male. How would there cross look like :D?
     
  2. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are lots of golden amherst crosses out there. Most people on here try not to cross breed species.
     
  3. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

  4. PheasantsFirst

    PheasantsFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as you have a large enough pen, they could be fine, but you wouldn't wan't to sell any eggs or chicks.
     
  5. conquest780

    conquest780 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We'll I don't sell eggs or chicks but why shouldn't we cross to pheasant of different colours?
     
  6. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Because once you do that if your chicks/eggs ever get you just sent pheasants out into the world that could never be pure bred, no matter how much line breeding is done to them, and chances are some one could mistake your hybrid offspring for a pure bred and damage their line too. All the ornamental pheasants wild populations are dwindling, so if we don't who else is going to preserve the pure blood lines? You think China cares to do it?

    You didn't bother to read that thread I linked you did you?

    Edit: btw no one is telling you not to do it just what our preference is. Hybrids are typically beautiful birds and it is hard not to love their appearance. Given your situation with the two mature birds of either species I think many people would take the hybrid route, especially given how hard it is to find mature pheasants of any particular breed at any particular time. However think if everyone who got pheasants didn't care about hybridization? it wouldnt take too many years before the lady amhersts goldes and red goldens (some of the most popular types) would be a rare find in their pure form. I personally think a pure lady amherst is one of the most beautiful birds around so I would hate to stop seeing them.
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2013
  7. conquest780

    conquest780 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok,I now understand. ;)
     
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