What IS this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Testosterhome, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. Testosterhome

    Testosterhome New Egg

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    I know this is not a chicken, so forgive me if I should have put this somewhere else - I'm new here. Kindly direct me in the right direction and I will repost [​IMG]

    This bird was left behind at my mother's rental property. Does anyone have a clue what it is?

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  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like a peacock! Idk. is that long striped section attached to the bird or just something in the back ground?
     
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  3. Testosterhome

    Testosterhome New Egg

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    From what we have seen, it does not fan out its tail
     
  4. Soylent Chick

    Soylent Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    It's definitely a Lady Amherst's Pheasant. It's very beautiful.
     
  6. Testosterhome

    Testosterhome New Egg

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    Thank you for solving the mystery!

    Are they legal to own and all of that? We currently have 11 10 week old chicks. Think they would get along?
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I don't know a lot about pheasants (beyond being able to identify them), but I would suggest posting on our pheasant section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/50/pheasants-and-partridge-chukar and asking our pheasant experts there. I'm sure they can answer your questions.
     
  8. sdm111

    sdm111 Overrun With Chickens

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    Definately a lady Amherst pheasant
     
  9. sdm111

    sdm111 Overrun With Chickens

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    Legal to own no permits or anything required cause it's not domestic or an endangered. Considered an ornamental pheasant their mating dance is really cool to watch. Better yet check out the tragapan U have to watch the whole thing, enjoy
     
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    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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