Peach Golden Pheasants

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by markintexas, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. markintexas

    markintexas New Egg

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    Hi, I have a couple of pairs of peach goldens. The fertility isn't great. The hens lay lots of eggs, but poor fertility. I understand that this is a common problem with peach goldens due to inbreeding. I would like to outcross with either regular goldens or a different mutation. Which variety would be best to outcross with so that I could gradually get fertile peach goldens? Thanks.
     
  2. gobblerunfarms

    gobblerunfarms Out Of The Brooder

    have you tried raw apple cider vinegar? i use it to increase fertility in my goldens. it works for me. i put one teaspoon per gallon of drinking water once a week and it helps with a whole lot more.
     
  3. markintexas

    markintexas New Egg

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    Thanks, I will try that. I give them sprouted safflower, oats, and wheat seeds in the spring and they certainly love them. But I'm worried about the extreme inbreeding that seems to be the case in all strains of peach goldens. It is odd considering how inbred Edward's must be and yet they don't seem to have fertility problems. And the same with brown earred from the 1920's to 1990's ( or whenever the new stock was brought in from China).
     
  4. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    regular goldens.[​IMG]
     
  5. Friendofall

    Friendofall New Egg

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    regular meaning yellow or red ???
     
  6. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe any mention of "regular" should be "red" or just Golden as it is the nominate, wild form. Prior to the 1960s, there was no such thing as a "Red Golden", just Golden (no one outside the breeding world calls the species red golden). The Ghigi is perhaps the only "mutation" I trust, I have suspicions the others have outside influences.

    Dan
     
  7. PetersonD

    PetersonD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good points, Dan, I could never understand adding the word "Red" to Golden myself... Used to give me the feeling of something other than a normal Golden Pheasant... But I've gotten used to it and I guess it serves a purpose... I am pretty much with what you say on the mutations other than the Ghigi...
     
  8. Redgolden1

    Redgolden1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello I have peach goldens and I have a high fertility rate ! My peach males are aggressive and I have them penned next to each other ! I don't seem to have an inbreeding problem ! I would recommend just breeding them with other peaches from other breeders
     
  9. Exoticwings

    Exoticwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone have any of the peach golden pairs available?? If so please send me a message. Thank you.. Sal
     

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