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peacock phesants?!?!?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by chicken head34, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. chicken head34

    chicken head34 Songster

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    ummm... do peacock phesants really exist???? if they do please post pictures!!! if anyone has any!! are they really rare???[​IMG] thanx i wanna know everything about them there gorgeous![​IMG]
     

  2. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Songster

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    they do exist. just go on google images and type it in their pictures will come up.
     
  3. chicken head34

    chicken head34 Songster

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    i know i was looking at them earlier![​IMG] im just curious about them! lol are they very rare?
     
  4. SamG347

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    It isn't so much that they are rare though some variations are harder to find than others. It is that Peacock Pheasants are more difficult to breed and keep than your run of the mill ringneck. And they are also pretty pricey. I know in my climate if I wanted to raise Palawans I would need to keep them in a heated building...someday....someday.
     
  5. Tony K T

    Tony K T Crowing

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    [​IMG]This is a grey peacock pheasant.There are 6 more sub species of peacock pheasants.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  6. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Crowing

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    Quote:actually, of the 7 species only the grey is somewhat common, others like the malaysian, borneo are virtually nonexsistant, others like the palawan and rothchild's are available, but very very hard to come by.
    The germaines would be the second easiest to find.

    But yes, one reason for all this is they only lay a few eggs at the time. The malaysian only lay 1-2 a year, usually and that's it for them, that's why if you find them , they are in the $1500 range. None are really cheap though, most are over $500 pr. except the greys.

    Yes, they are one of the few tropical pheasant species too, and do need winter protection, especially in northern climates, otherwise, one good hard freeze, and they're gone.

    Heavily planted aviaries are pretty much a must for them if you want any form of success breeding them. Plenty of structure in there helps too, logs, little ground shelters, anything for them to hind in and feel comfortable. For the most part, keep them as pairs only. Large pens, 200 sqft or bigger, lots of fruits and vegtables go a long way in them too, and of course a good game bird diet.

    They are one of the more demanding species to keep, that's another reason why many dont have them, and those that do, have to charge for them.

    They are beautiful though, the palawans and rothchilds especially.
     
  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

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    Quote:www.gbwf.org WILL SHOW ANY AND ALL SPECES OF GAMEBIRDS
     

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