What pheasant species are available in the US??

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by shelleyd2008, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I am wanting to get a good breeder group of pheasants this fall, preferably something other than ringnecks. It seems that most of the 'other' pheasants that I know of are kind of dull, so I want to research and see what they look like, but I don't know for sure what's available? Could you please post the breeds/species you know of, and if you know of any place to get a young group? thanks [​IMG]
     

  2. Scott

    Scott Ozark Bantams

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    Golden and Amherst pheasants are anything but dull and they are relatively easy to keep.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I've looked at the reeves and amhersts, the reeves are dull in my opinion, and I'm not a fan of the amhersts. I like the red goldens, but it seems a lot of people have those. I like getting things that are unusual so they sell better [​IMG]

    Which are the easier ones to raise? I read that goldens and amhersts are very easy to keep, but again, I'm back to the common-ness of the goldens and my dislike of the amhersts [​IMG]

    Just trying to get ideas I guess [​IMG]
     
  4. Scott

    Scott Ozark Bantams

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    Quote:You wont find any pheasants more brightly colored than amherst and goldens... perhaps only the monals are more beautiful.

    What criteria are you using for "dull"?
     
  5. Quote:Doesn't sound like pheasants would be your best choice then.
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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  7. J3172

    J3172 Songster

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    I would suggest Impeyan, as those are the only ones that can rival the goldens and amherst in color, IDk what kind of space you have, but maybe green peafowl. But if not maybe you should look into parrots.
     
  8. Kramer Farms

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    I don't see how any of them could be considered dull, but we all have our views on things.

    You may look at Elliot's. They are a harder bird to get and are good birds to keep.
     
  9. 95yj

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    its harder to ask for a more beautiful and easy to keep bird than goldens or amhersts, as for being "common" why don't you walk up and down your street a few times and see how many people have them. Rarer pheasants are just that, rarer, and are often more difficult and more trouble than the average bird keeper wants to deal with. Honestly theres really no such thing as a dull pheasant, they each have their own wild beauty, you might have to look past bright and flashy colors to see it though.
     

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