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Pheasants are very beautiful birds that you can admire endlessly. Increasingly, they are started on poultry farms and their own backyards. Pheasants are bred for various purposes, the main of which should be called the sale of meat, eggs and feathers. Also, birds delight the eye with their colorful plumage. Their presence will beautify any household. The main thing is to know the peculiarities of breeding birds and caring for them .
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BREED DETAILS-Blue eared Pheasants (Crossoptilon auritum)
Blue-eared or 'Maki' or 'Machee ', in Chinese (meaning Horse Chicken as they were believed to run as quickly as a horse) were brought into captivity much later than the former species. They first came fr~ina into France in 1929. There w.ere_3several shipments with quite a few birds arriving safely. Young were raised from most of the original birds, giving this species alot better chance of survival in captivity than the Browneared. This species, probably as a result of careless inbreeding, has at times seemed to become smaller than birds that were not inbred. This is an important factor to look for when this species is being judged - the bigger bird is much preferred. This makes for an interesting observation in that the much greater inbred Brown-eared size is seemingly holding up well compared to the inbred Blue-eared.
Chicks are large, fluffy, well-developed and grow VERY fast. They consume large amounts of food and due to their rapid growth, we start to gradually drop the protein in their diet at about 2 to 3 weeks of age. They should be fed lots of greens from the very first day; dandelions and clover are a particularly good source of greens. I believe extra vitamins in their water is a must and fresh water should be in front of them at all times. We do not feed meal worms to Eared pheasants beacause this can cause a big problem with toe picking. Because of the Eared pheasants large size, beauty, tameness and great personalities, both species. DIET:• We feed our breeders and young adults 16% layer pellets, our tiny chicks 25% Turkey Starter crumble, and our growing chicks 20% crumble.• Blue Eared love treats of any kind. They get a handful of mixed grains every second day except during breeding season. They also get fresh greens (lettuce, chickweed, dandelions, grass) and fruits & vegetables (tomato, grapes, berries, etc.) when available.  Breeding • Done in pairs. Eared are very monogamous birds and become very attached to their mate. Trios are not recommended because the dominant female will usually try to kill the less dominant female. • Blue Eared are first year birds meaning that the female will lay eggs in her first year. Males are fertile in their first year. • They start laying eggs approximately the 3rd week of April and will lay every second day until they lay up to 20 eggs.• They lay very large round greyish or greyish-brown eggs. Incubation for Blue Eared is 26 days.