Red Golden Pheasants

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Scott, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Scott

    Scott Ozark Bantams

    Apr 11, 2007
    Southeast Missouri
    I'm looking for a reasonably priced pair or trio of red golden pheasant is full, adult plumage. Let me know if you have a pair or trio of these available for sell. Please be able to ship.

    Thanks,
    Scott
     
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

    4,163
    123
    274
    Jul 28, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Hi Scott,
    You wrote to me on a flicker site.sorry I don't have a flicker yet.Sorry no website either.You think I would get up to date on these things.Who did you buy the red goldens from?
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  3. ijon1

    ijon1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    342
    1
    131
    Jan 26, 2009
    gaines, michigan
    I know one thing for sure. If you get a pair of pheasants do not put them with chickens. They will soon or later get sick and die. I learned by a bad experience.
     
  4. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

    4,163
    123
    274
    Jul 28, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Yes that is a no no.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  5. Scott

    Scott Ozark Bantams

    Apr 11, 2007
    Southeast Missouri
    Quote:Hi Tony,

    Thanks for hunting me down on here. I didn't realize you were a BYC member. The goldens I am getting are from r. taconet in Virgina. It was mentioned that they (or their predecessors) originated from your stock. I am new to ornamental pheasants, but I know that finding golden pheasants without lady amherst in their lineage can be difficult. So I was curious about these particular birds.
     
  6. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

    4,163
    123
    274
    Jul 28, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Hi Scott,
    Yes, Ron bought 2 F4 red golden males from me back in 2007.I got them from a guy in Ma. and I believe the original breeders are from Kurt Landig in Ohio.
    Our club in Ma. purchased 2 or 3 pair from Kurt and these are some of their offspring.
    But Ron only got the males from me,I couldn't tell you where he got the females,but I'm sure they are of good quality.
    what other breeds of pheasants do you raise?
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2010
  7. Scott

    Scott Ozark Bantams

    Apr 11, 2007
    Southeast Missouri
    Quote:Ron, its good to know that history about the birds. It sounds I'll be getting good birds. Only the male was mentioned as originating from you.

    I don't raise any other pheasants. These will be my first pheasants. What about yourself? What fowl do you raise?

    Any basic advice you can offer a first time ornamental pheasant keeper?

    Thanks,
    Scott
     
  8. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

    4,163
    123
    274
    Jul 28, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Hi Scott,
    I have been raising pheasants for 28 years.I have 11 breeds:impeyans,swinhoe,eliots,mikado,blue eared,brown eared,lewis silver,grey peacock,temminick tragopan,amherst and black ringnecks.I also have buff sebrites and lemon/blue old english,diamond doves and cockatiels.
    You should worm them at least 2 times a year.You should house them by themselves,don't have any chickens or turkeys in with them or next to them.You can put doves in with them they will get along fine.Here is a pic of my impeyan male,blue eareds,grey peacock and amherst.And a pic of my pens in the summer.
    In N.H.,Tony.[​IMG][​IMG]ads/thumbs/13763_tonys_birds_011.jpg[/img][/[​IMG]url][​IMG]
     
  9. Scott

    Scott Ozark Bantams

    Apr 11, 2007
    Southeast Missouri
    Quote:Thats a lot of years experience with these birds. We're fortunate to have you here on BYC. Your pens/aviary look very nice... wish I could afford a set up like that. Maybe in time.

    I'm assuming ivermecin (sp) is alright? For my chickens, I use a BB size amount administered orally. Is this sufficient? Also, when you say don't house them next to chickens... does that mean their pens shouldn't be back to back? I had planned on keeping them in a pen adjacent to the chicken house/pens separated by say 3 feet? Is that too close?

    Here, a couple photos... I had planned to build the pheasant pen to the left of the side pen. As such, it would be shaded and against a wooded area which seemed appropriate for this breed...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2010
  10. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

    4,163
    123
    274
    Jul 28, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Hi Scott,
    Ivemectin is fine,but you need another type also if your birds get gape worm.Ivemectin doesn't kill off gape worm.I use wazine 34% for gape worm.I lost 2 eliot hens before I discovered it didn't treat for gape worm.
    There pens shouldn't be back to back,the 3' your pens are should be okay.
    Yes the back side would be great for them,but I always build my pens at least 6' hi so I can walk through without ducking.Plus pheasants like to roost hi.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by