The Mail Order Bride

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by sweetshoplady, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    As told by the recipient, a bachelor ringneck pheasant:

    I was minding my own business. Looking out over the pool, to the lake. I live on the screened in porch in a pen til my new home (aviary) is finished. I was a surprise. The human lady who takes care of me and brings me tasty things to eat brought me extra treats that day. I was about to find out why.

    The she comes back with a very large red and white box and opens the door to my enclosure. A flurry of beige comes out of the box. I did what any normal red-blooded American male would do. I jumped.

    Then I saw her. A vision of lovliness in cream with black speckles. An elegant tail, long dark legs. Beautiful face, gold brown eyes... And all for me! So I showed her my wings and I strutted.

    I danced and invited her to eat these delicious treats.

    And that moonless night, as I laid there snuggled up with my new bride. I looked up to the heavens and I said, "God is good."
     
  2. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    sweet
     
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    haha that was cute
     
  4. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    So what was the ending?As a pheasant owner I know that when you add a hen to a male that has established his pen that the outcome is not good.Hopefully you had good luck.
    When introducing a new bird to the flock you need to put all birds into a new pen.Then later on you can put them back into that same pen,if you want to.
    Also a ringneck male should have 3 or 4 hens so he will not beat on 1 hen when breeding.They are very aggressive breeders.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  5. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I'm glad he was happy, wait until she starts bossing him around, Make a new nest! I want more treats! Scratch that ground for me!! ehehehheheheheh
     
  6. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL. cute.
     
  7. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    He was alone in his pen. She's been in there a couple days and he's really happy about having her in there. I am not sure how to find more females for him. I was happy to find him one.

    As slow as I am in getting aviaries done, I hope that I can get him a couple more ladies then move them in together like I did for my silvers. It was the ladies that fought when I introduced them in the new pen.
     

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