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:

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:


The first to hatch.


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! 


This gives an indication of their size…


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


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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