Question about red goldens.

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by jsvand5, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. jsvand5

    jsvand5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do red goldens quiet down as they get older? I have a group and the hens seem to be pretty noisy mostly around sunset. Will this continue for good or do they quiet down eventually? My neighbors have not complained, but I have a few waterfowl and I don't want any complaints that will cause me to lose those as well if I get turned in.
     
  2. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never really thought of them as loud. The males will begin the shriek during courtship, much louder than the noise the hens make.

    Dan
     
  3. jsvand5

    jsvand5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not really loud, I just don't want the neighbors asking any questions. I have spent a lot of money on the waterfowl which are pretty silent and I don't want to take any chances.
     
  4. jensen

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    I've never found their voices to be of much concern to neighbors and haven't noticed any particular change as they get older. They are sooo gorgeous:)
     
  5. Boggy Bottom Bantams

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    To answer your question, NO they will stay the same , even worse during breeding season. As Dan mentioned, it's the males that are the loudest though, the hens little chirp, is nothing compared to the male shreak. BUT, all things considered, they arent all that loud....nothing like peafowl or anything...
     
  6. oleduke

    oleduke Out Of The Brooder

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    Not trying to hijack this thread but I'd like to ask a question also ...

    Are any of you Yellow/Red golden owners having problems with your males coming into season as early as October already? I am going to have to move my breeding males from their hens. They have been in season almost a full month now and it is way to early; so they are tormenting the ladies. (yellow and red are not together)

    I can only guess that the spring like weather we have had here in WV has brought this on early. It has been in the 30's at night but as high as 65F during the day (usually around 50-55F). This is the first year they have ever acted like this. Anyone else having this problem?
     
  7. Boggy Bottom Bantams

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    That's pretty much the nature of ruffed pheasants, the boys seem to always be ready. You can place a lot of ground cover, brush, limbs, logs, even tin or plywood propped up in the pen for the hens to hide in and give them a break, or just separate them til late Feb early March...
     
  8. bantamsrus

    bantamsrus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mine also do quite a lot of chirping in the evening--they get more playful, running around their pen, hopping up and down off their perches. We call it "pheasant tag" and often pull up a couple of lawn chairs to watch the entertainment (okay--live out in the country, excuse us). [​IMG]

    I have noticed that our "F3" generation females are much louder than the others [​IMG]

    Whenever the cats get near their pens they pheasants will actually charge the fence will their tails all poofed out and do a buch of chirping at them--its kinda funny.

    I don't know if the pheasant's noise would bother your neighbor--I know I can hear my ducks a good mile down the road [​IMG]
     
  9. oleduke

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    Quote:Thanks Boggy Bottom...

    I do have a lot of ground cover and since it is the muddiest time of year I try to keep rocks and other things for them to get on or under. When I sit and watch them, is how I noticed the ladies can't even come out to eat without being tormented by the breeding males.

    I have 1 Red breeding male per 3 Red females & the same ratio for my Yellow Golden's, but they are hell on the ladies more so this year than any other. My ring-neck breeder 1 male per 4 females isn't even in season. (separate runs for all btw). Currently he isn't interested in mating at all. Although I suspect he may come in early because he has been watching the Golden's with much more enthusiasm lately.
     
  10. Boggy Bottom Bantams

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    I hear ya! Most of what you are probley seeing, is just them playing as the above post mentioned, but they can turn aggressive if they arent watched, so you are doing great there, if they get too ruff on the girls, then I would split them up, but only as a last resort, because, upon reintroduction, they can get crazy aggressive at times, best to keep them together as long as no harm is coming to them
     

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