Pheasants--what do I have???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Rare Feathers Farm, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    So my MIL calls me up on Friday night about 9pm and tells me that she's made a "deal" with some lady--she will breed her goats to my MIL's boer buck and this lady will trade my MIL a pair of pheasants...my MIL didn't know what kind they were but said they were "really pretty." And MERRY CHRISTMAS! LOL

    So the pheasants show up at 11am the next morning & they ARE really pretty...but CRAZY! I found out the HARD way that my Quarantine coop was NOT "pheasant proof!" [​IMG]

    Luckily, only the female escaped & flew out into the 10 acre pasture. It only took me, my 1/2 BC, my Borzoi, a towel, my coat, some choice words and a barn cat to catch her! [​IMG] Oh and about an hour! I found out that they flew & run pretty fast, too! Anyway, I made some modifications to the coop, along with a wing clipping--and they were still in there this morning.

    However, I know NOTHING about pheasants--is there a good resource on feeding/housing?

    Also, here is a picture of what they look like. This is NOT my picture but it looks IDENTICAL to the male...so what is it??

    Thanks!

    ~Heather~
     
  2. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Oops, here is the pic!
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  3. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mar 13, 2008
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    Wow, He-she ??
    Is Beautiful!!

    I might have to study up on those, Im feeling another addiction coming on!!
     
  4. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Thats a Yellow Golden Pheasant.
     
  5. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    That is the male...not my pic, but it's identical to my male. The female is pretty drab in comparison--her entire body looks like his tail...I may have another addiction coming on, as well! [​IMG] I have no idea what they are worth or what their eggs may go for, or how they are as layers...I only have a pair so I'm hoping they are pretty decent. I'll be incubating any eggs that show up to build up my flock....
     
  6. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Oh, thanks!!! Do you know anything about their housing/care/feeding? I do not...I'm going to google them now, though....THANKS!
     
  7. Jenlyn9483

    Jenlyn9483 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    OH!! You have Yellow Golden Pheaseants! I'm so jealouse! If you have a pair you should no problem selling eggs come March. I will take some! I have a pair of Ringnecks. I plan on adding Goldens, Red goldens and Lady Amhearst as soon as I can ahold of some or some eggs in spring. Mine are easy to care for and are hardy. You just have to have a fully enclosed pen, some perches shelter and clean food and water. I feed mine Cracked corn, scratch, and layer food pellets and chick crumbles, they have free choice of whatever they want.
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2008
  8. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Well, I can add you to my list! Let me know if you end up with any other Goldens before then--then we can swap! [​IMG]
     
  9. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    I don't know alot about pheasants myself. But I'm sure their are several people on here that can help you out. [​IMG]
     
  10. Jenlyn9483

    Jenlyn9483 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    Sounds good!
     

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