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The Barbary partridge
is a small game bird that is native to
North Africa, Gibraltar and the Canary Islands. It has been introduced to Portugal
and Madeira and Sardinia. The Barbary
partridge is a rotund bird, with a gray-brown back, gray breast and buff belly.
The face is light gray with a broad reddish-brown gorget. It has
rufous-streaked white flanks and red legs. When disturbed, it prefers to run
rather than fly, but if necessary it flies a short distance on rounded wings.
is closely related to its western European equivalent, the Red Legged Partridge
or Chukar. It is similar to the red-legged partridge, but it has a different
head and beautiful lacing on the neck. This bird prefers to be kept in pairs as they can become
quite quarrelsome with each other. We have managed our Barbary’s in a colony
set up for many years, but we understand from many other breeders that this is
not the norm for this breed. They enjoy a good dust bath and do not seem to be bothered by the sun or the heat here in Arizona, many a time we have found them laying out in the sun on 110 degree days! They are good layers of a small, lightly speckled brown
egg. We have found that our birds hatch about 2 days after the chukars do so
you should allow 25-27 days for incubation. The chicks are relatively easy to
raise with very good livability rates, especially when started in our Phil’s
Best Starter Brooder Kit.
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