Post Your Rare Birds Pictures

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by casuarius, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. casuarius

    casuarius Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just curious to see what kind of rare ornamental birds you guys have out there. Feel free show off your species that are hard to come by. Below are a few of mine.

    Double Wattled Cassowaries
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    Kenya Crested Guinea
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    Reichenow's Helmeted Guinea
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    Zambezi Crested Guinea
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    just gorgeous
     
  3. poultry09

    poultry09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW! [​IMG]All the birds are beautiful! epically the Cassowaries, I am trying to convince my boss to add the Cassowaries to the program (I work at a Wildlife Conservation Center) but unfortunately they just aren't in the Centers budget [​IMG]
     
  4. Nankin22

    Nankin22 Out Of The Brooder

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  5. RockerHen

    RockerHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful birds. All I watch or read about cassowaries highlights their aggression. Are yours this aggressive, or can you deal with them safely? I admire you for raising all these species of rare birds. I know they must take a lot of work. I sometimes lust over for example, a particularly beautiful rare pheasant or large birds like the cassowaries, but I'm content to let more experienced and knowledgeable keepers raise them and simply enjoy the pictures that you post. [​IMG]
     
  6. casuarius

    casuarius Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought them many years ago from a breeder in Texas that was selling out. I got his last 3 pairs. Now it is only myself and 2 others in the US to my knowledge that breeds them....sad huh? They are amazing birds, and not nearly as bad as what all the hyped up inexperienced information on the internet makes out. My Cassowaries only attack you if you provoke them. Though, I have seen some individuals that are fairly aggressive, but its rare and I think runs in the genetics.
     
  7. Nankin22

    Nankin22 Out Of The Brooder

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    do you ever sell chicks or eggs
     
  8. casuarius

    casuarius Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sale chicks at 6 weeks of age or older when I have them. They are very hard to breed and raise, so its not often I have them. I sale them at $7500 each, which isnt bad considering I paid $10,000 each for mine.
     
  9. Nankin22

    Nankin22 Out Of The Brooder

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    ya not that bad are the chicks pretty hardy or do they die easily and do you raise them the same as emus and other ratities
     
  10. Summerlove

    Summerlove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gorgeous birds :)
     

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