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Silver Pheasant Breeding Question

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Game Bird Guy, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. Game Bird Guy

    Game Bird Guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. I have the opportunity to buy 2 hens for my male Silver Pheasant. I have a concern though. My male has crooked toes. Do you think he would actually mate with the hens? I have a Leghorn rooster with crooked toes and he does not mate with his hens, and he is of breeding age. I don't want tp buy the hens unless he would actually mate with them, as he is completely contented living with my peacock right now. All advice is accepted, positive or negative. Thanks in advance. Kramer.
     
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Pheasants can breed with crooked toes.You can also leave them in with your peafowl and everyone should get along fine.
    As for your leghorn,he should also be breeding his hens.Are you sure he is breeding your hens and you do not see him?
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  3. Game Bird Guy

    Game Bird Guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks Tony. I thought it would be alright, I just wanted reasurance. My male Silver lost his hen to the cold, and I feel so bad about him being my only pheasant right now. The hens are 2009 hatches and the male 2010. Will they breed in the spring?

    My Leghorn defienetely doesn't breed the hens, all the eggs we tried to hatch were infertile. He has a brother the same age who is mating and his eggs hatched. They are both in sepereate pens, so it is not a dominancve issue.
     
  4. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes,they will breed this spring.What other breeds of pheasants do you raise?
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  5. Game Bird Guy

    Game Bird Guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I currently raise just the Silvers. Come springtime though I will have Silver Golden, Green Junglefowl and Black Mutants.
    I will hopefully have Yellow and Red Goldens as well, possibly Amherst, and possibly Blue-eareds. It's just so hard to get unrelated birds where I am without having them shipped 1500 km to me.
     
  6. adriano

    adriano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I currently raise just the Silvers. Come springtime though I will have Silver Golden, Green Junglefowl and Black Mutants.
    I will hopefully have Yellow and Red Goldens as well, possibly Amherst, and possibly Blue-eareds. It's just so hard to get unrelated birds where I am without having them shipped 1500 km to me.

    Silver Golden ? [​IMG]
     
  7. Alicia G

    Alicia G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sliver-goldens? Iv'e never heard of em... they sound very pretty [​IMG]
     
  8. Game Bird Guy

    Game Bird Guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am getting them from P&L Gamebirds. They're more black and white than silver though.
     
  9. Alicia G

    Alicia G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you get them could you post pictures? They sound lovely [​IMG]
     
  10. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am getting them from P&L Gamebirds. They're more black and white than silver though.

    Perry has some georgeous silver goldens. He has wonderful pheasants over all! I want to get some dark throated from him next year.
     

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