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Postby nigel » 03 Oct 2007, 05:44

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Postby sasha.p » 10 Oct 2007, 20:41

Thank you for this thread :D right i am very ineterested in this breed and have looked on the rare breed survival trust website to find this breed is classed as endagered which means there are only 250 birds that are registered on the watchlist http://www.rbst.org.uk/watch-list/main.php,i came across this breed on e-bay by chance and would love to know more about it why is it on the rare breed list ,what sort of temprament do they have?

Their eggs are white in colour and slightley smaller than my sussex l/f i only know this as i have some in my incubator now but i would love to know of other keepers of this bird so i could buy non related stock in any info on this breed at all would be greatley appreciated :D
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Postby Birdxman » 20 Nov 2008, 11:34

Our 1st POl hen laid yesterday---were awaiting our pure bred cockeral to be delivered to start our own line.
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Postby Birdxman » 05 Dec 2008, 13:06

Second hen has started to lay--great! Their colour on their feather edging is just beautiful--I guess its a really deep lilac/purple--I might be corrected on that but its lovely to see in the sunlight.
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Re: Old English Pheasant Fowl

Postby ethurstan » 14 Jan 2009, 15:35

I have a couple of young cockerals for sale if interested.
£40 the pair.
Fully grown, about 4 mths old
ed.thurstan@imagination.com
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07872 699130

Can also be seen in the Poultry Mart section.
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Re: Old English Pheasant Fowl

Postby chucklechuck » 26 Feb 2009, 14:36

Mine have lovely temperament, the coq is confident and friendly, the hen a little shy but she will gain confidence as she has started follwoing the coq around the place now.
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Re: Old English Pheasant Fowl

Postby Birdxman » 05 Mar 2009, 18:57

Got our purebred coq from a friend so the quintet is now complete--they have all settled down well.The colours in their feathers is just beautiful in the sunlight (what sun there is).
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Re: Old English Pheasant Fowl

Postby chucklechuck » 09 Mar 2009, 23:39

Mine are currently missing tails due to number one son shutting the coop door a little eagerly:( The hens come on in leaps and bounds and follows me around when I am out, I would go so far as saying they are the boldest and friendliest birds I have. Very glad I gave them a try:)
Anyone know what the average eggs per annum is from this breed? I'd like to breed myself a few more of these if they give a reasonable egg yield as they look stunning and are so friendly, can't understand why these are not much more popular??
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Re: Old English Pheasant Fowl

Postby bantambob » 21 Jun 2009, 20:04

Chicks hatched 17--06--09 7 eggs set 7 hatched
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Re: Old English Pheasant Fowl

Postby bantambob » 29 Apr 2010, 20:53

A few OEPF pics
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Re: Old English Pheasant Fowl

Postby ellisyellis » 12 Jun 2010, 14:10

i have just been given 2 of these birds. cant wait to see what they grow into!
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Re: Old English Pheasant Fowl

Postby Fairfax » 30 Jun 2010, 14:28

I'm always on the look out for possible breeds to add to my existing birds and I was wondering if someone could give me more information on these birds.

I've read they are good for a beginner as they are friendly and very hardy. Will they settle in with other breeds okay?

I'm not planning to breed from them but want them for eggs and to look at. I've also read that they are a rare breed - am I being selfish wanting a rare breed and then not breeding from them?

Sorry for all the questions.
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Re: Old English Pheasant Fowl

Postby jimjam » 08 Jul 2010, 23:37

Hi, I wanted to share some pics of my OEPF.

Click the link below to my site. You can buy hatching eggs from me via my site should you wish. Jamie.
http://gnix.co.uk/oepf/gallery.html
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Re: Old English Pheasant Fowl

Postby HelenVF » 09 Jan 2012, 18:50

Anyone on here that still has them? I've just noticed this breed and am interested. I was thinking along the lines of marsh daisy's but I like the look of these more (sorry for the MD fans!). I like the fact they are from Lancashire and are a rare breed. I have read they are flighty and nervous so totally the opposite of Fairfax's.

Any info would be appreciated.

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Re: Old English Pheasant Fowl

Postby tweedy » 09 Jan 2012, 18:53

Look on the rare breed poultry site.
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