Pheasants x chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by minnesotachicken, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. minnesotachicken

    minnesotachicken Out Of The Brooder

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    This morning I had pheasant roosters by my hens..... Can pheasants and chickens breed? I have my girls free ranging. I want my girls just as layers, but than I was admiring how georgous the pheasant roos were..... Can they cross? If so, does anyone have photos?
     
  2. minnesotachicken

    minnesotachicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!!!

    I love your quote- so true!


    The difference between pets and pests is only on which side of the fence they're standing... keep your animals in your own property
     
  3. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow.. interesting!! those pics are pretty cool
     
  4. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    As far as I know, most Galliformes (pheasants, chickens, turkeys, quail, etc.) can interbreed, but the offspring are mostly sterile, like mules.
    Actually I think I read somewere that chickens were a species of pheasant... I don't know, I just noticed the the link on the first responce so I guess I didn't need to post anyway [​IMG]
     
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