Pheasants - which breed is best for eating?

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Pheasants - which breed is best for eating?

Postby mitchamus » Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:29 pm

Pheasant isn't really freely available down here in Australia,

and I was thinking of getting a pair for breeding meat birds.

What's the best breed for eating? or are they all about the same?

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Postby Duk » Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:14 am

I would think the Chinese Ringnecked Pheasant---that is what is wild out here in the U.S It's even a State bird for South Dakota--Alot of fun to hunt and eat as well
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Postby Sam Newman » Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:45 am

The trick to farming pheasants is a BIG enclosure with lots of long grass, places to hide and nest in. They are wild birds and don't tame up like a chook, so I think wire netting is essentual. I am a pheasant hunter and I also would like to breed them to release into the wild to keep the stocks up. Golden pheasants are worth about $80each in NZ but I like the Ringnecks. They have more meat on them. I have recently put some abandoned eggs under a sitting hen to hatch out so we will see how that goes. Let us kno how you are getting on. Sam. :P
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Postby saucisson » Sun Nov 14, 2010 4:02 pm

Our UK native pheasant seems to be a ring necked variant:

http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdgui ... index.aspx
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Postby mitchamus » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:38 pm

Thanks for all the info guys,

I'm going to get some Chinese ring neck pheasants.

they are about $120 a pair here in oz.
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Postby Sam Newman » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:28 am

My girlfriend scored a pheasant that has been hit by a car. It is my 30th birthday today so we are going to have a cookup of the pheasant, possum legs and possy saussy's (possages). I turned Magdas old pottery brick kiln into a smoker. The bricks are great for keeping moisture in the meat. Will let you know how it goes. 8)
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Postby Snags » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:09 pm

happy birthday
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Postby wheels » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:58 pm

Yes, Happy Birthday Sam.

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Postby Sam Newman » Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:43 am

We cooked some smoked pheasant, possum legs, and possages in the old brick smoker.

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The shot of the pheasant with it's feathers still on doesn't really look like how they normally do as it had been frozen. At least you can see the pretty colours.
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Postby Sam Newman » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:29 am

Welcome to the forum Sarah1. What kind of outdoor activities do you get into?
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Postby Sam Newman » Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:51 am

:) Welcome to the site Udolf. What happens to the birds when they are fed substandard waste foods?
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Postby saucisson » Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:37 pm

These spammers seem to like you Sam :lol:
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Postby Sam Newman » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:31 pm

saucisson wrote:These spammers seem to like you Sam :lol:


That some kind of tinned meat? :lol: I'm new to the interweb. What's a spammer? Are they not real people? or does someone without a life just like causing sht? :shock:
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Postby wheels » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:35 pm

Sam Newman wrote:...or does someone without a life just like causing sht? :shock:


Got it in one! :D

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