[CT Birds] Game Bird Questions

Glenn Williams gswilliams9 at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 9 15:16:31 EST 2008


John et al,

It was recently discussed on this forum.  There are
dark morphs of Ring-necked Pheasant.   I believe that
it is sex-linked and is sometimes used by breeders for
sorting purposes.  I can't rememember the specifics on
that.

Glenn Williams
Mystic
--- John D Babington <davewb07 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> My local UPS guy was dropping off a delivery here
> (Washington,CT) and knowing I have an interest in
> birds had a bird question for me today (9 Jan). He
> said a UPS delivery person in the Warren, CT area
> had taken a photo of a bird he had seen on his route
> recently. My UPS guy said  the bird looked like a
> ring-necked pheasant but was "black".  When I was
> talking to the UPS guy I knew the bird in question 
> had to be an exotic game bird but was not positive
> which one it could be. I am thinking now it was
> likely either a common peafowl or maybe a Japanese
> green pheasant. Any opinions out there?
> Another game bird question I have concerns wild
> turkeys. I have seen off and on by our home here in
> Washington, CT a wild turkey with a very pale gray
> almost white head and feet. The gender of bird was a
> bit hard to tell, but I suspect it is a young bird
> what ever it's gender. The bird had normal colored
> feathers by the way.  Could this  wild turkey be one
> with a mix of ancestry? Perhaps with some domestic
> turkey heritage? Sorry I do not a picture of the
> bird to share.
>  
> David Babington
> Washington, CT
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