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Red Golden Pheasant chicks [NEW PHOTOS]

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by reallemons1, May 20, 2008.

  1. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I let my pheasant hen set and they hatched. 6 little chicks. Mom was doing fine but I didn't find and fix all of the very little places chicks could excape, so for their safety I took them after finding all of the excapees. Hen wasn't very happy. Here they are.
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    There are 4 chipmunk colors and 2 are a solid with yellow under the neck. For anyone who knows, could this mean they are not pure? What color should they be? I have never seen Red Golden chicks before.
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2008
  2. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Colorado
    Hey that is pretty cool! [​IMG] Great job!

    I don't know anything about phesants except they are pretty, so sorry can't help ya.
     
  3. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    cute they look so much different then ringnecks. are they also very small too?
     
  4. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Very interesting, the two dark ones look like the Dark-throated mutation. Perhaps one of the parents is carrying the Dark-throated gene (http://www.gbwf.org/pheasants/golden.html). There is much debate on the origin of the Dark-throated mutation and ongoing studies to determine if Amherst were used in their "creation". The other chicks look really good, as normal Goldens should. Can you post some pics of the adults?

    Dan
     
  5. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    They are cute. I want to upgrade and get some pheasants some day. But I don't want to build an aviary right now.
     
  6. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ticks, they are really tiny, a little smaller than bantums.
    Dan, I'll try to get some parent pix today. They are skittish so don't know how good they'll be. The female is a 2 year old and the male is a yearling, so he hasn't colored in yet.
    Thanks for the info. Thats neat, I think, 2 different colors.
     
  7. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are pix of the parents and the 2 different colors of chicks.
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  8. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Are they red goldens? I thought the male had more red and yellow on him?

    I really want some. I need to make a pen for them, and get some eggs! I've wanted Red Goldens for so long.
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2008
  9. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is 1 year old. They color in at 2 years old. He has a few red and gold feathers. Can't wait till he gets more.
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2008
  10. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Quote:Oh, thanks. I guess I need to do some reading before I get started [​IMG]
     

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