Yellow golden pheasant breeding

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by eicg, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. eicg

    eicg Out Of The Brooder

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    I relies there are properly many posts like this but there is so many mixed information. In June I got 3 yellow golden pheasant chicks as presents( i had already had learned all about there care). i decided to try my luck in breeding them as they are such lovely birds. Just to my luck i ended up with 1 male and 2 females, they are unrelated. Same farm but different parents. There are so many different articles on them though and the information is different. So my first question is, is it legal in new york to breed golden pheasants without permits I have tried looking on the fish and wildlife cite but I just cant find that information. I was also wondering would they breed in the spring (2015), they would be a year old then. Do you recommend letting a chicken (silkie) sit on the eggs or incubate them. If incubate what type of incubator do you recommend and what should the settings be set at. Also is there anything I can do to make it more likely for them to breed. The male I have will eat out of my hand but the females wont. I also need a name for the male any suggestions.
     
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    There are lots of pheasant breeders in N.Y.,but I couldn't tell you if a permit is needed as each state is different.They will breed in the spring of 2015.Silkies are good broody for pheasants,but they need to be in a bulletproof pen so chicks will not escape.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  3. SMITTY5720

    SMITTY5720 New Egg

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    GENERALLY WITH EXOTIC PHEASANTS IT TAKES MALES AND FEMALES TWO YEARS TO MATURE. CHINESE RINGNECKS FOR THE MOST PART ARE THE ONLY PHEASANT TO FULLY MATURE AND GET ALL OF HIS FEATHERS BY FALL. YOUR YELLOWS MIGHT BREED AND PROBABLY WILL BUT OFTEN THE EGGS ARE STERILE THE FIRST YEAR BUT WHO KNOWS YOU MIGHT GET LUCKY AND GET A FEW FERTILE EGGS
     

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