Presenting You My Ruffed Grouse

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by Quails1, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Quails1

    Quails1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey there folks! I'm so glad to show my ruffed grouse, just in case you've never seen one in captivity. I obtained the grouse as a gift from Dan Snyder, a grouse breeder in Cascade, Idaho. Website: http://www.grouseparkwaterfowl.com/

    Here's a video of my grouse:

    Here's him perched on my hand:
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    Here's his enclosure:
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    Enjoy!
     
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  2. Fuzzyrules

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    Is it a male or a female?
     
  3. Fuzzyrules

    Fuzzyrules Out Of The Brooder

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    Never mind. Saw that you said he.
     
  4. Fuzzyrules

    Fuzzyrules Out Of The Brooder

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    He is very pretty.
     
  5. Quails1

    Quails1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He sure is pretty, and yes, it's a male. These game birds are rare, yet ostensibly tame!
     
  6. Fuzzyrules

    Fuzzyrules Out Of The Brooder

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    I never knew that. Thanks for sharing!
     
  7. Duckies Girls

    Duckies Girls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have these (wild) on our farm! About 10 or so years ago, a neighbor had one living in the woods behind his hunting cabin. I kid you not, that bird would run out and greet him every time he walked by that patch of woods. It would stop and let him pet it!
     
  8. 1cock2hens

    1cock2hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have spotted a wild one on my property in missouri several times recently. They sure are interesting little birds. I enjoy having it around. The Missouri Dept of conservation said there hadnt been a confirmed sighting in my county in decades.
     
  9. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow he is so wild,Hahaha.Have you worked with him to keep him calm?Are you planning on getting him a lady friend?
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  10. Quails1

    Quails1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I certainly worked to calm him down, and he did so quickly! And no, I'm not planning on getting him a female. A reason behind this is since I was informed by the breeder who gave it to me that male and female ruffed grouse can't be housed together in the same pen, regardless of how big their enclosure is. In this scenario, males and females will need to be separate. Because I only have 1 cage available, I can only have 1 ruffed grouse - Again, male and female ruffed grouse can't be in the same enclosure, so he sent me one grouse.
     
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