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This was found in a garden and handed to a friend who keeps ducks. Unfortunately, she also has a small mad dog who saw it as a potential snack, so it found its way to us. It is eating and drinking well and seems very tame - it likes sitting on my shoulder or head and seems very happy.

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Gosh, no idea but it looks very cute! I hope someone can ID it for you.

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So, do you still think this is a Pheasant? Pip (YS wanted to call her Kevin, as in the film Up) is growing well, and now has a bright red comb - something that seems different to hen pheasant photos on the net. She also doesn't have anything much tail-wise. She has a small area of raised garden to scratch around in, loves wild bird food and mealworms, but doesn't like layers pellets. Not flying yet but does like falling with style from the raised garden to the patio, especially if she can ambush the rabbit in the process. Have found her with fur in beak on a number of occasions. :roll:

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Awww. I was wondering how it was getting on. I thought it looked like a pheasant, but I have no idea now. It looks like a pullet...but I know nothing!!! :lol: glad it's thriving.

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umm - I'm no expert, but that doesn't look like a pheasant now! Really pleased to see she's getting on so well, I love the description of her 'ambushing' the rabbit!

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Doesn't look like a pheasant ... doesn't look much like a 'she' either! Thats impressive headgear and thick legs for a lady! :wink:

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Doesn't look like a pheasant ... doesn't look much like a 'she' either! Thats impressive headgear and thick legs for a lady! :wink:

 

:think: Does look more like a chicken now :anxious:

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I was going to guess Cream Legbar! :lol:

I think I may have been right! :anxious:

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Well, we are still at a loss as to what type it is. However, the suggestions that it may be male may well be right, judging by some of the noises currently being produced. Unfortunately, the bad news is that we probably won't be able to keep him. We are OK with hens but not with cockerels, if that's what it is. So, we are open to suggestions as regards rehoming.

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We would only need to re-home if it's a male. If we can prove that it's female, we'll try mixing her in with our girls and she'll have a home for life. So if someone can advise a positive way of telling the difference, it would be much appreciated, thanks.

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OK, as suggested by Egluntyne, here are some more pictures, rather closer up. I don't think there's any doubt now that it's not a pheasant? Opinions, please, as to whether male or female, as that's the most important issue at the moment!

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