What are my chicks?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Senna95, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. Senna95

    Senna95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought some ringneck pheasant eggs from a local guy a few weeks ago, and they're hatching now. Only I'm not sure what I have! I was expecting buff-colored striped babies. What I got is black, white wing-tips, and white throats. They look almost like barred rock babies, only smaller.

    I'll try to post photos later.
     
  2. tysonb24

    tysonb24 Out Of The Brooder

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    I would be able to give you a more accurate answer with pics, but it sounds like by your description that you got some green mutants. They are a mutation.
     
  3. Quail's Hollar Farm

    Quail's Hollar Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You may have japanese green pheasants, if you do you're lucky!
     
  4. Senna95

    Senna95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, here are some pictures. All the eggs hatched differently. I got some striped ones, which I assume are regular ringnecks, but I also got some brown, and some black and white. Sorry about the picture quality on some of them.....

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  5. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:First pic looks like a Black Ringneck.
    Second pic a domestic Green Ringneck.
    Third pic a regular Ringneck.
     
  6. tysonb24

    tysonb24 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ditto!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Senna95

    Senna95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Well, what a pleasant surprise!
     
  8. Senna95

    Senna95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so let me ask this: I only have one pen for them (I only wanted a few pheasants. I was going to sell or give away the rest....). Now I have all of these cool colors. If I mix them, and hatch their eggs, what will I get? Also, I know that the roosters can get agressive with each other at times. Can I keep more then one in my pen (with females)? It's about 250 square feet, and has lots of branches and places to hide.

    I've been studying some duck color genetics..... I assume pheasant genetics works the same way. Lots of different genes controling patern, color, color expression, color masking..... etc. Is there a good source online to look at?

    Thanks!
     

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