Chicken/Pheasant cross

Calgary, AB(Zone 3a)

My Brother In-Law got some pheasant eggs last year & a Bantam hen hatched them. The offspring were raised with the chickens and this year a male pheasant & a chicken produced these.

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Calgary, AB(Zone 3a)

Really neat colors

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Calgary, AB(Zone 3a)

There are 5 in total

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Richmond, TX

I did not know that was possible!

Anza, CA(Zone 8b)

Me either! But they are pretty cool!

Melbourne, KY(Zone 6a)

Wow! They're pretty!

Panama, NY(Zone 5a)

I might even take to chickens that look like that.

Pelzer, SC(Zone 7b)

Hmmm. This brings several things to mind [G]. Most of my chickens are of breeds that tend toward broodiness. Wonder what I could trick them into doing...

Big Sandy, TX(Zone 8a)

The reason this is possible is because chickens are out of pheasants, Red and Green Jungle Fowl. They make good brood hens but the cock are very often man fighters.

Biggs, KY(Zone 6a)

Do you think there is a possibility they may be sterile as in a mule's case? They look cool.

Efland, NC(Zone 7a)

I just came across this thread...how cool!

Joanna, do you have some updated pics? Those birds are really gonna be something special. Would love to see how they progress.

Shoe

Calgary, AB(Zone 3a)

Not planning a visit until the end of November. I will take some more pictures then.

Efland, NC(Zone 7a)

Great! Thanks!

Shoe

London, United Kingdom

Dear joannabanana, can they fly?
Would be nice if they could, you could make a fortune on a shoot day!
A brace of them and you would not need to buy a chicken for Sunday lunch or a pheasant as a treat LOL.
Regards from England.
Neil.

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