Please help me identify large birds

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by horsefeathers09, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. horsefeathers09

    horsefeathers09 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two very large birds appear at my farm today and are roosting on my fence right now. They are much larger than a chicken, they are gray with a white head, a splash of orange on the side of their head and have a black ring around the base of their head. There was a bad storm here yesterday and I'm guessing their housing was disturbed and now they're lost. I have a place to safely keep them until I find their owner but until I know what they are I'm leary of handling them. Any advice or suggestions are appreciated. My chickens are free range and these birds didn't bother them all day so obviously they are not predator...I'm guessing Pheasants???? Thanks.
     
  2. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    dont sound like any pheasant I've seen, post a pic, hard to go off colors
     
  3. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Sounds more like guinea hens to me.
    In N.h.,Tony.
     
  4. J3172

    J3172 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That doesn't sound anything like a guniea
     
  5. charlesT

    charlesT Where Charliet Went

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    what type of tail does it have long, short,what color and markings
     
  6. texascowboy1979

    texascowboy1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

    pictures would help
     
  7. SED

    SED Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they look like this?

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  8. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Gee that picture looks like a gray bird with a white head and redish orange on the side.Nah it couldn't be a guinea hen.
    In N.H.,Tony.
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  9. charlesT

    charlesT Where Charliet Went

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    yes tony it looks like the bird the op descibes but a guinea is not much larger than a chicken now is it and i hardly think a guineas wattle could be considered a splash of orange i dont think a domestic guinea is the mytery bird
     
  10. J3172

    J3172 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well considering the fact that the op person didn't put that pic up, well see.
     

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