Red Golden Pheasants

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Wolf-Kim, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I absolutely think these are some of the most beautiful pheasants I have seen. I have read a little about them, but I want your personal opinion about these. I won't be able to have any, any time soon, but I hope to have some one day.

    What are the pros and cons about these guys?

    Could they stay in a large aviary with peafowl?

    How temperature hardy are they?

    My hope is to have a large outdoor aviary one day, with different species of ornamental fowl. Kind of like a garden of feathers and flowers. We'll see though, it will be quite a while before that happens. Still research, dreaming, and planning never hurt anything.

    Do they breed and brood well?

    Thanks everyone.

    -Kim
     
  2. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think goldens are by far the easiest to raise. They get along good, you don't have to bit them, and they are extremely hearty. I haven't let my brood, as I incubate the eggs, but if you have room for them, like a large fly pen with some cover for them, they will do fine. I have mine with chuckars with no problems.
     
  3. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What does "bit them" mean? LOL. Letting my ignorance show.. haha

    -Kim
     
  4. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    a bit is a small piece of plastic that clips on to the birds beak to prevent cannabalism. They are more comminly used on Ringnecks, my ringnecks haven't pecked eachother yet [​IMG]
     
  5. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohhh, okay! I have seen those. They are also called "peepers" or "blinders", correct?

    It is good to know that I will not have to bit them, it takes away from their beauty. But then again, I understand that a live bird always looks better than a bird that was canabalized, anyday.

    It is good to know that you think they are some of the easiest to raise.

    -Kim
     
  6. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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  7. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL. Okay. Thanks for clearing that up for me, ticks..

    I appreciate it!

    -Kim
     
  8. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    The Sticks, Vermont
    no problem [​IMG]
     
  9. Broke Down Ranch

    Broke Down Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. Red goldens are not only beautiful but are great for the first-time pheasant owner. And they tame very easily. I used to have a pair that would eat from my hand - I could almost reach out and pet him. They are even not real aggressive amongst each other - I have had more than 1 male sharing the same pen with hens also in the same pen. Everyone always seemed to get along just fine.

    If you like them and think you want them I say go for it - they are a great way to get in to a whole new addiction [​IMG]
     
  10. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Pros - Small size, docile, easy care, beautiful, tameness
    Cons - Finding pure and unrelated birds; Goldens are very common in aviculture, but good birds are hard to find. There have been some importations of new bloodlines in the last several years.

    Quote:As long as it's large with lots of cover and places for the pheasants to escape if the peafowl become aggressive.

    Quote:Cold temps are not an issue, the hot summer months are the hardest time on them. They are forest species, provide lots of shade.

    Quote:Good birds will, fun to watch the family interact.

    Our golden page - http://www.gbwf.org/pheasants/golden.html

    Quote:Getting along has nothing to do with it, you don't have to bit any species of pheasant if housed properly. Awful devices.

    Dan
     

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