Pheasants

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by pa1946, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. pa1946

    pa1946 New Egg

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    What breeds of pheasants are broody and will hatch/raise their own babies? I dislike incubators and prefer au naturale. I believe a momma is best for a young 'un.

    edit - This is my first time posting and I accidentally put this in the wrong thread. Many apologies you turkeys!!
     
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  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    There's no specific breed,you have to give them a chance and see if they will.Turkey right back at ya.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  3. pa1946

    pa1946 New Egg

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    are you saying there is broody hens in all pheasant breeds?
     
  4. birdmanmax

    birdmanmax Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All hens can go broody but in my experience most don't feel comfortable doing so. For pheasant hens to go broody they must feel very safe this means they must think that they are hidden from all. I've watched videos about red goldens going broody and also ringnecks. But there is no guarantee that hens will go broody and no real preferences on breeds that go broody more often then others.
     
  5. Ntsees

    Ntsees Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In order for pheasants to exist, the hens have to have originally been broody in all species/breeds otherwise they would have became extinct long ago. The incubator came along and through years of domestication, some pheasant hens have lost their ability to incubate their own eggs. So within a specific species or breed, for example, you might have like 50% hens go broody and the other half won't. Take into account what birdmanmaxx said because it is also very true - maybe they can go broody but they won't because they are not comfortable. Just take a look at coturnix quail or egg-laying chicken breeds. Most will not brood their own eggs.
     
  6. pa1946

    pa1946 New Egg

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    excuse an old man for not being clear in the original question, i was attempting to ask if certain types of pheasants are more prone to go broody. for example in chickens you cannot pay a white leghorn hen to hatch eggs an you cannot stop a game bantam from going broody.
     
  7. Kevin hendricks

    Kevin hendricks Out Of The Brooder

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    Goldens , temmincks and satyr tragopans , peacock pheasants will hatch they own eggs and are excellent mothers
     
  8. The Phantom

    The Phantom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tony KT do you have temenicks tragopans? Would sell any?
     
  9. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Well yeah,I have 2 pair of breeders,but not for sale.I should have some chicks in the spring.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  10. pa1946

    pa1946 New Egg

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    thanks for the information Kevin, goldens are only one you listed that i have seen. Are goldens a hearty breed or do they tend to be delicate? I have never tried raising pheasants but if i do try i want to start with a type that is not on the delicate side.
     

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