What is in the background of this?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by SuperPeacockman, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    These are capercailles.It's on the bottom of the pic.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  3. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know what the ones in focus are, I mean the larger bird in the background
     
  4. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

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    The girl's boyfriend displaying.
     
  5. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you sure you know what the birds in front are?They are the hens and the beauty in the back is the male doing his breeding display.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  6. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ow he is so much bigger I thought he was a different kind
     
  7. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ow he is so much bigger I thought he was a different kind

    Watch here David Attenborough gets his butt kicked by a Capercaillie [​IMG]
     
  8. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they available in the US?
     
  9. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Excellent video,thanks for sharing it.Yes,they are available in the U.S.Not many breeders of them though.
    In N.H.,Tony.
    Quote:Ow he is so much bigger I thought he was a different kind

    Watch here David Attenborough gets his butt kicked by a Capercaillie [​IMG]
     
  10. philter4

    philter4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They have been and are still kept in captivity but I don't know of any in the USA. They eat mainly bushes and fruit from berries (especially blueberry) and insects, and live in thick primary forested areas all across Northern Europe from Scotland to the far Eastern Russia where there is old growth habitat. The only thing I know about them is they don't take warm weather very well, even in the summers where they are native there can be snow on the ground until August or September, although impeyan pheasants do fine in captivity and they come from the Himalayas.

    One thing about grouse, they are not easy to raise requiring so much in the way of maintenance and cage cleanliness to keep them healthy. Ask other members about prairie chickens or grouse and see who keeps the different species and how much is involved while you search for some for sale that way you are prepared if you find some.
     

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