red golden hen?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by pbjmaker, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
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    This is the sole survivor of a June 6th hatch. She? lives with my silkie chick. Excuse my unmade bed [​IMG] Just verifying that she is a she and a red golden.

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    With her best bud ( they will be separated as soon as they go outside)

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  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

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    Appears To Be Red Golden Hen Juvenile
     
  3. Tony K T

    Tony K T Crowing

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    I don't know if it's a hen.The iris looks a little light to me,but it could be a bad angle.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  4. utah impeyan

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    Looks like a cock bird to me.
     
  5. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
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    Do they start getting the eye patches around 8 weeks old like the ringnecks? I could start telling who were the boys were in the batch of ringneck X's around this age. S/he is about 7 weeks now.
     
  6. Tony K T

    Tony K T Crowing

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    It's the iris,around the eye ball not around the eye itself.This birds iris looks to be greyish.This makes it a male.The females iris would be brown.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  7. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

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    I will go look at her - I know the camera can mess with colors sometimes. so grey = male and brown = female. S/he is not actually as gold as the camera makes her look either. The feathers are a little more dull with the exception of his/her tail.

    ETA: In "real life" they are definitely a golden brown - no grey in them at all.
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2011
  8. Da chicken farm

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    I have three golden pheasants, and they are scardy cats! I know that the woman we bought them from said that a brown eyed pheasant is a girl, and the blueish eyed are boys. So if im not mistaken then that little pheasant (which is adorable by the way) is a girl.
     
  9. Tony K T

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    You better take a closer look.I can see gray around the iris,not brown.
    In N.H.,Tony.
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  10. birdman55

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    this would be a female....notice under the eye there is no bald tear drop looking thing

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    there is a male and if you can see the bald spot that looks like a teardrop directly under its eye...not sure y the picture is not all the way done...this is just what people have shared with me hope this helps
     

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