Lady Amherst”s Pheasants 17-19 July 2015

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July 26, 2015 by janem213

Lady Amherst’s Pheasants are a sort of ornamental pheasant like Golden Pheasants. Adult males are stunning looking birds:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Amherst%27s_pheasant

Yet another species that I hoped to hatch this year (must leave some for the future!)

I hatched these for Paul and Simon who are looking after my chickens and ducks. They gave me 15 surplus eggs to the lot they were hatching: 9 Lady Amherst”s, 4 Red Golden and 1 Reeve’s but only 6 Lady A’s hatched, none of the rest. Some photos:

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The first to hatch.

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I thought they might be like the dopey peafowl who I hatched last year but they were bright and inquisitive, a little bit like giant quail! 

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This gives an indication of their size…

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…and this maybe an indication of what sweet ones they were.

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Just before they left.

15 eggs in the incy 14th June.

By lockdown, 10 eggs were still good.

8-9 July 6 Lady A”s hatched.

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