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Tragopans

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by aldren90, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. aldren90

    aldren90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im interested in the temmnicks and cabots can anyone tell me about them. I kinda want some but i dont know much about them.
     
  2. philter4

    philter4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I looked into cabot's for next year, it is a bird that I am very interested in keeping and breeding. First off they are very rare in the hobby, at least in the USA, I found several breeders in Europe and the prices were all about the same somewhere in the 800-1000 Euro range ($1043 to $1305 USD at todays exchange rate). There is a breeder in PA, he was listing pairs for 2011 hatch but I have not seen his listings for 2012 yet.

    I was told this is a very hard bird to keep and even harder to breed, many breeders use artificial insemination rather then letting the birds do it naturally. There are two subspecies, one is much more colorful then the other and one is endangered, the other threatened. They come from Southern China. I don't know much more then that, but if I get any I'll post photos.
     
  3. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Both breeds are available in the U.S.The temminicks more so then the cabots,but they are around.The only problems is most breeders only have 1 pair,so if you buy a pair they will more then likely to be related.So ask questions before you buy them and ask where their bloodlines are from.In case you lose one and have to replace you surely don't want the same bloodline as the bird you have.
    I have been keeping records of where I buy birds from,where I sell them,eggs laid,what day the 1st egg from each breed was laid,how many eggs laid each year,and deaths.I encourage all to do the same so we can keep better records of what we have in our backyard.Here's my male temminick and his lady friend.Sorry,that is not his lady friend,but his daughter.The 2nd one is his lady.
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  4. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    I too would like to get tragopans as well one of these days. I only have 4 pens and 3 are full, one I plan to fill this coming spring so I need to build more for tragopans. There are folks in the area that sell the satyr trags for $350 a pair, I dont think I have seen any others. What can folks share about the husbandry? I know the cocks have an awesome display with the fleshy things on their face but what is mating like, does the cock have anything to do with the offspring? What about diet, could they get by on a pelleted diet?
     
  5. aldren90

    aldren90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well what do trags eat what do they need to be housed in etc etc
     
  6. adriano

    adriano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cabots are 800 euro in Ireland.
    A friend of mine up the country keeps 4 unreleated pairs.
    And another friend of mine nearby has them also.
    Here is some pics i took a year or so ago at both.
    1st pic not a cabot but a sat

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  7. muscovy man14

    muscovy man14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does everybody feed theirs I would like to get some if they are easy to keep
     

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