Take a look at the Talish and Vesicolor Pheasants!!!

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by tennesseered, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. tennesseered

    tennesseered Out Of The Brooder

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    A group of pheasants which are being raised by only a handful of people around the world are the sub-species of the true pheasant. There are more than 30 of them and many are distinctly different than the ring neck pheasant that most see in the wild and aviaries around the world. In the last few years I've started to raise a few of them myself. It is very hard to get stock and impossible on some of the subspecies, especially here in North America. The pheasants below are P.C. Talischensis or Talish for short. They are from Azerbaijan were they are on the verge of extinction. Only a handful of breeders have them here and when I got the eggs last spring from a breeder he told me that they were beautiful and now that they are beginning to color out I can see what he means! I ended up with 2 pair and I hope they breed well next spring. I only wish I could get another bloodline.


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    I have also started raising Japanese Greens (P. vesicolor) I'm not sure which subspecies they are but they are beautiful to look at. It took me almost three years to obtain stock! And, yes they are flighty and very hard to photograph. Notice the color of the hen. Many try to sell mixed blooded melanistics as greens. Their hens are much darker almost like dark chocolate. True Vesicolor never have a neck ring.


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  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    They're all beautiful!
     
  3. gon4elk

    gon4elk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice James.[​IMG]


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  4. deserthotwings

    deserthotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are truly beautiful birds James. Thank you for sharing the photos with us.
     
  5. pktuan

    pktuan Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for share James. They are awesome, I like Versicolor so much. Good luck with your flock!
     
  6. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

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    Wow, they are very beautiful! I have been interested in the green Japanese but thought they were unavailable in the States. Good luck breeding, it will be awesome to have these available someday.
     
  7. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Awesome!! So glad to see someone else with this race. There are few others who have or had worked with the different Phasianus races. Won't post names, but shoot me an e-mail and I'll see if they are the same you've come across (not a PM, I haven't been on this forum for like a year and didn't know I had any messages until I was clearing my spam bin last night).

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  8. golden reeves

    golden reeves Out Of The Brooder

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    those things are awsome
     
  9. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Lovely birds, and thank you so much for sharing them!!

    I do hope you have great success with breeding them as it's crucial to preserve anything we can- and I'm glad you're doing it!
     
  10. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Lucky you!
     

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