wth are francolins?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by pringle, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    I was searching for different hatcheries and 1 had francolins.Its the KC gamebird farm.What are francolins,what are they used for?
     
  2. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Holden, Missouri
    Quote:Do they have to have a use? Francolin are mostly kept as hobby or lately (as their numbers become increasingly inbred and rare), for conservation purposes. They are really fun birds to keep, unique calls and behaviors.

    More on francolin: http://www.gbwf.org/francolin/index.html

    Dan
     
  3. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    ohhhhh thx,Maybe I can raise some to help the species?How much space do they need per bird?What feed do they eat?Are they kina like raising quail?im pretty intrested in them now.There fertilized eggs are $4.00 each but I can afford that.
     
  4. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    Maybe I can make a nice large aviary in the woods for them?Do they raise there own chicks or would I have to incubate?
     

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