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red golden hen?

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

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    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 Overrun With Chickens

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

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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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

    utah impeyan Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like a cock bird to me.
     
  5. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    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 Overrun With Chickens

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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 Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    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

    Da chicken farm Out Of The Brooder

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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

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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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

    birdman55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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