What age can I start telling the males from females, Ring Neck Pheasants.

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Joe.G, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just, wondering when I can start to tell, they are a Month old now and all still look the same. I have 50 of them.
     
  2. ranit

    ranit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The males will usually start showing some splotches of color on the breast at about 6-7 weeks.
     
  3. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok they are about a month old now and all still look the same.
     
  4. Jmiller429

    Jmiller429 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    keep an eye around the eyes. the cocks with start to show a faint red orbital wattle. also +1 with the breast feathers, you will start to see a few orangish feathers pop pretty soon.
     
  5. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I will I do notice some are bigger then others but that prob means nothing about sex at this point.

    I lost 14 of them to a predator the other day, I trapped a coon last night.
     
  6. aticiabray

    aticiabray Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll post a couple of mine from last year. Maybe it'll help?

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    This was taken when they were around 7 weeks old.

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    And this one was around 10 or 11 weeks old.

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    This is a mutant Melanistic ring neck, he is around 6 or 7 weeks right now. You can see that he's starting to get a wattle in around his eyes though. Look for that on yours. It's easy to tell because they look a little bald there at first before they get red.

    Hope those helped a little!
     
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  7. aticiabray

    aticiabray Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is another one of mine. He was about 4 or 5 weeks I think. Can't remember for sure.
    If you look closely around the eyes you can see him balding a little, and you can also see spurs.
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  8. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the pic's I do see some orange on some of there chests, and they also look a bit bigger, I'll check out there eyes closer. Thanks
     
  9. aticiabray

    aticiabray Out Of The Brooder

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    No problem. :)
    I thought it would be good for you to have something to compare it to. :)
    If you get a chance you'll have to post some pics of yours!
    They look so funny when they start changing color. :)
     
  10. hunter109

    hunter109 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some to and they are a month old I ant seen any change but them getting all there fathers
     

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