Silver pheasant breeding?

04 Dec 2011 14:23 - 17 May 2013 12:39 #356 by
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We need a female Silver pheasant to proceed with breeding. Does anyone know a breeder, apart from the Chiang Mai Zoo? More details here: http://dokmaidogma.wordpress.com/2011/12/02/a-breeding-program-for-silver-pheasant/

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23 Mar 2014 12:57 - 23 Mar 2014 13:42 #1781 by Paul TW
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No help am afraid but here is a wild male from Kaeng Krachan...........







(PS very happy to see you are actively continuing with the blog, it is still one of my favourite reads on Thailand)
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23 Mar 2014 15:14 #1782 by onflipflops
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No idea where to get one, except from the wild, but don't think that should be encouraged ;).
Seems the same subspecies as in Khao Yai (L. n. jonesi?). That might be an important thing to keep in mind before you find another female. You can see the one pictured by trekker is a different subspecies. Though good chance they will breed regardless the difference in subspecies...

Good luck with the breeding project.

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07 Apr 2014 12:05 - 07 Apr 2014 13:56 #1811 by Paul TW
Paul TW replied the topic: Silver pheasant breeding?
Its no secret I am a duffer on birds, Flipflops realised there was something wrong with my ID straight away.

Someone has very kindly pointed out that my pics are in fact a Kalij Pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos).

From Wiki:

The Kalij Pheasant is closely related to the Silver Pheasant and the two are known to hybridize. The placement of the taxa lineata and crawfurdi has been a matter of dispute, with some treating them as subspecies of the Kalij Pheasant and others as subspecies of the Silver Pheasant. Source WikiPedia

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07 Apr 2014 20:17 #1815 by jonathanbkk
jonathanbkk replied the topic: Silver pheasant breeding?
There are European and American breeders of this species and most are hatching March-June thus that might be an option

Also know of a few breeders at JJ market of other pheasants who might be able to help you

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