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Who has Reeves????

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by SamG347, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    Please post your pics. I'm currently bidding on a beautiful reeves cockbird that is actually rather close to me on eggbid. Hoping to win and then get 2-3 hens before spring. They are such beautiful pheasants and really fancy compared to the ringnecks I'm use to.
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  2. adriano

    adriano Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi Sam,
    Don't wait until spring you will lose a whole breeding season.They start to pair up in late Jan early Feb,so the sooner you get them the better.
    Beautiful reeves Adriano.Is he aggressive?
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  4. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    Thanks Tony...I won't if I can help it. I just gotta see if I win the auction before I go buying up hens lol.
    And gotta talk to a local breeder and see if he has any hens.

    Beautiful reeve adrianno!!!

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  5. adriano

    adriano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No Aggression towards me or his partner yet.
    He does try and peck through the wire at the silvers next door.
    When i go into feed them he usually runs away but sometimes he stays beside me to see what food i am leaving.
     
  6. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:You will see a big change in him next month.They will be pairing up for breeding season and the males get real puffy.You may want to get a few more hens for him as they are aggressive when breeding.Reeves and silvers do much better with 4 or 5 hens.I guess you could say it's like spreading the beatings.Also clip the sharp tip of his spur so he doesn't accidently kill the hen(s).That would be a bummer to wait all year for them to breed and start to lay eggs and he kills her.Not trying to bring you down,but with the reeves and silvers it does happen much too otften.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  7. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:There must be something wrong with our Reeves. I have raised them for 20 years, and most of our males have NOT been aggressive towards us. We have kept them usually in trio's or mostly quad's but have ran up to 5 hens with a male; our males have never been rough on the hens.

    BUT we do NOT have sight barrier between our pens, I think males that are in a pen surrounded by sight barrier are more aggressive to hens.

    I hear people says- none aggressive males are not very fertile, but our passive males have had very good fertility.

    Randy
     
  8. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2009
    Bloomington, Indiana
    If there are multiple silver hens in a pen, will they set/raise their babies okay?
     
  9. tonini3059

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    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    It is not a very good picture
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  10. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sam Are You Gonna Try For The Reeves Hens Listed Too? That'd Be A Nice Lil Starter Pack There....
     

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