White Pheasants???

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Tab003, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Tab003

    Tab003 Out Of The Brooder

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    My Daughter came home from the fair w/ 2 white pheasants. I have never heard of white, so I assumed they were Silvers, but they are not. All white w/ red mask around the face.
    Are white pheasants crosses? For meat??
    Tab
     
  2. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    I found this on MacFarlane Pheasants

    http://www.pheasant.com/AboutUs/SuccessStories/BetterBirdsMoreMeat/tabid/145/Default.aspx

    "Over the years, MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc has developed a white pheasant. This white pheasant was cross bred with a ringneck and through selective breeding has become the large meaty bird that today is used for over 100% of our meat production.

    A white pheasant is important in meat production because of the pigmentation of their feathers. Darker plumage has darker pigmentation and can leave behind darker spots on the meat."

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  3. ranit

    ranit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are white ringnecks (we raised some of these for awhile) and then there are also Alaskan snow pheasants. The white ringnecks we had were pure white as you described. If I remember correctly the snow pheasants will have some brown or black speckling on them.
     
  4. Tab003

    Tab003 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the help.
    I guess they are white pheasants. They look just like the pic posted.
    Now, I need to decide to keep them or make dinner.
    Thanks again
    Tab
     
  5. theparrotletdude

    theparrotletdude Out Of The Brooder

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    Keep them [​IMG] I dissaprove of bird nomming. Anyway they're probably very expensive and you probably got them from someone who didn't realize they're valuable [​IMG]
     
  6. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    Quote:their meat birds, you can get them for a dime a dozen pretty much.
     
  7. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there 2 male white mutant ringnecks.[​IMG]
     

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