What Kind Of Pheasant Is this?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Paul-b 88, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. Paul-b 88

    Paul-b 88 New Egg

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    Hatched these red goldens out this past spring and ended up with this white one. He's got yellow legs, so I would assume he has red golden in him but wha[​IMG]t else? Bought the egss off of ebay and they were all supposed t[​IMG]o be red goldens.
     
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  2. Paul-b 88

    Paul-b 88 New Egg

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    Sorry for the screwed up post. Not sure what I did wrong.
     
  3. mustangkid

    mustangkid Out Of The Brooder

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    looks like a yellow golden (Gigi) male.
     
  4. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I think they are right, looks like a young yellow golden.
     
  5. birdboy15

    birdboy15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Way to light to be a yellow golden. Maybe peach or silver golden.
     
  6. Resolution

    Resolution Chillin' With My Peeps

    Fun to get something unusual and memorable in a hatch but I would definitely bring this up with whomever sold these eggs to you. If you had red goldens from imported stock- some of the San Diego Zoo or other recently imported stock and thought you would just add to the breeding pool with other red goldens- you would have just introduced a whole bunch of splits and that's not ethical. Domestic mutations must never be crossed with conservation lineages and every population of every pheasant species is endangered in captivity these days. How? Because we will never be able to import birds from the wild again- all that we have is all we will ever have.
     
  7. golden reeves

    golden reeves Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some red goldens that I bought at a sale a few years ago and this year I hatched a white one also. It's a cool bird but makes me wonder what I bought in the first place. By the way I never sell things on EBAY.
     
  8. philter4

    philter4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:while I agree with this 100% there is another possibility, all of the domestic mutations came from the genes of pure birds and there is always the possibility that this is just an unusual combination of genes that occurred naturally. I am inclined to believe that it is an error and either eggs mixed up from different pens or a mating by two birds of different color varieties ended up in your batch of eggs, it could always be a color variety that just happened.

    Also, there are still imports of birds coming in, many are to breeding facilities that will eventually get the genes out to private breeders but this is getting harder and harder to do unless you belong to some sort of public facility. I have raised exotic animals all of my life, mostly mammals and reptiles, but I have a pair of grey jungle fowl that are F1's, all 4 parents were wild caught birds. I also have lines from very good stock of greys and a pair of greens that are pedigree and their blood line can be traced back to wild imports.
     
  9. AquaEyes

    AquaEyes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:while I agree with this 100% there is another possibility, all of the domestic mutations came from the genes of pure birds and there is always the possibility that this is just an unusual combination of genes that occurred naturally. I am inclined to believe that it is an error and either eggs mixed up from different pens or a mating by two birds of different color varieties ended up in your batch of eggs, it could always be a color variety that just happened.

    Also, there are still imports of birds coming in, many are to breeding facilities that will eventually get the genes out to private breeders but this is getting harder and harder to do unless you belong to some sort of public facility. I have raised exotic animals all of my life, mostly mammals and reptiles, but I have a pair of grey jungle fowl that are F1's, all 4 parents were wild caught birds. I also have lines from very good stock of greys and a pair of greens that are pedigree and their blood line can be traced back to wild imports.

    I thought that some of the mutations arose from breeding with Amherst's (dark throated comes to mind...).
     
  10. nicholas428

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    it is a juvinile yellow golden we have one and it looks just like it i think ours is like 3 months old. he is just young and hasn't gotten his colors in problably in the next 8 to 9 months you will be able to tell
     

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