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What is the difference between a chicken and a partridge?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by robbiebobbie, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. robbiebobbie

    robbiebobbie Out Of The Brooder

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    I need to know the difference between a chicken and a partridge. I find comparisons of other breed to a partridge, but not to a chicken anywhere. I am looking at the Chantecler. They say it is a partridge and I need to know the difference please.
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Are you saying in the breed description it says "partridge chantecler"? If so, the "partridge" part is the name of the color/pattern of the feathering on the chicken.
     
  3. robbiebobbie

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    Oh, so are you saying that the Chantecler is a chicken with partridge coloring? It says in the variety section: partridge. So the Chantecler is a normal chicken. right? Not a partridge? Probably a stupid question.
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2017
  4. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Correct. Chantecler can be buff, white or partridge.
     
  5. FlyWheel

    FlyWheel Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    One likes to roost in pear trees? [​IMG]
     
  6. robbiebobbie

    robbiebobbie Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the clarification on that. I thought that bird was a partridge. lol One that roosts in pear trees like flywheel said. lol
     
  7. robbiebobbie

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    Everyone is so helpful on this site! This is why I always come here to get my questions answered. Thanks Everyone!!!!![​IMG]
     

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