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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:38 pm 
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hi guys i just want some general info, photos and that sort of thing on these magnificent birds


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:37 pm 
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Hi Tubby
Have you had a look in the gallery? Here be pheasants!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:52 pm 
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Plenty of info in the post now directly below this . Just be aware that a lot of Lady Amhersts in Australia have been out crossed to the likes of Goldens. Best to check before buying . ( one of my favourites too ;-) go to this site and watch the videos and you will see why http://parrotsaustralia.com/lap.htm#Video)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:59 pm 
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The post Martin is referring to is This one
Some good info there for you too

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:51 pm 
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i know how to tell if they are crosses or not i was also wondering can you free range them like goldens as my uncle used to free range his goldens and lock them in at night or when he was away


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:44 pm 
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They are relatively similar to goldens in terms of behaviour but I don't think I'd trust either free ranged.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:49 pm 
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Do you think they would go alright in the bottom of a parrot avairy that is 6x10


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:58 pm 
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Hi Tubby2

Yea they would be fine in a 6X10 avairy.

A little while ago I posted a topic called "My Golden Pheasants" it may be worth reading as the info I posted about Goldens also mostly applies to Amhersts, also having a look at my topic on great pheasant websites as there is excellent info from breeders with years of experience with the breed.

I wouldn't free range them as there are too many predators like hawks and cats that will make a quick meal of pheasants, plus they may run away.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:41 pm 
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I wouldn't free range either but that's your choice. I have just uploaded some pics of some Lady Amherst in the members Gallery. Mature cocks, young cockbirds as well as mum and some young poults.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:44 pm 
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As far as identifying if they have some hybrid parentage, I think it is very difficult in hens. Adult males you can carefully check colour.


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