Pheasants Questions - Help

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    NY
    HELP

    I must admit I never paisd any attention to these birds what so ever..
    I know some one who wants yellow & red golden Pheasants

    Can these be shown at poultry shows???
    If so where would they find out about getting Quality eggs????
    How old should they be to show????
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2008
  2. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    NY
    Any Answers out there :)
     
  3. fdnick

    fdnick Master Chicken Hoarder

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    We raise them but have never shown them or heard of any shows.. they are very flighty, do not calm down or become easy to handle like the bigger pheasants, our silvers are alot easier to handle, but they are gorgeous, easy to winter and have around not to much up-keep involved.... mostly they are raised for their fly-tying feathers.. fishermen love to buy the pelts [​IMG]
     
  4. Dodgegal79

    Dodgegal79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two golden males and i love them. They are not flightly. I haven;t had them since they hatched, I'm sure if you do they would be friendly. They are good birds for a beginner. I know my poultry club let people show gamebirds. They come into their full colors at 2 years old.
     
  5. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    There's a presale auction on Ovabid for Red Golden Pheasant eggs...
    We will be getting into them this coming Spring as I won a bid on some of the eggs last week.

    Hope this helps!

    Dawn
     
  6. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    Yes, they can be shown at show, I saw a couple at my last 4-H fair there wasnt many.


    Try finding some people on BYC that sell hatching eggs im sure youll find someone.
     
  7. fdnick

    fdnick Master Chicken Hoarder

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    See.. you just gotta handle them [​IMG]
    I know our goldens, dark throated, revees and lady amhearst if you try to catch them they take off, course we do not handle them much.. the silvers let you pick them up and handle them like a chicken, so do the melanistic mutants but the ringnecks and snows are not quite as easy going.. [​IMG]
     
  8. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Years back my starter pheasants were red goldens, they would set and hatch their own eggs and walk around on the yard with their chicks just like a chicken..If I were looking for quaility goldens I would find a breeder with f1 or f2's from imports. theres not as many pure goldens being bred in captivity as you would think.
    Most game bird breeder associations holds shows every year
     
  9. Dodgegal79

    Dodgegal79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't recommend Ringnecks to a beginner, they don't calm down very easily. Mine are insane.
     

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