gamebirds & poultry

  • Indulge in some West Coast style

    Indulge in some West Coast style

    12th April 2019

    Above: Say what? Despite its name, the California quail’s call is often transcribed Chi-ca-go! Photo: Chris Green   Quite easy to keep, and a doddle to breed, here’s a gamebird that will draw admiring looks from your aviary visitors, reckons CHRIS GREEN.…

  • A gentleman of the countryside

    A gentleman of the countryside

    8th December 2018

    Photo: Male (right) and female common pheasant: a familiar sighting in the 15th century. Experts believe that the Romans brought this bird to the UK.   The common pheasant: hunted, shot and eaten for hundreds of years. Graham Wellstead looks at…

  • Managing parasites

    Managing parasites

    6th July 2018

    Photo: There is a good chance that captive birds will pick up a parasite from other pheasants’ faeces   Pheasant keeper Ian Clark explains what to look out for and how we can treat our birds to ensure that if they…