Chukar Partridge and
Albino Chukar Partridge
A native of southern Eurasia, the Chukar was introduced into the United States from Pakistan to be a game bird. It lives in arid, rocky terrain across the western United States and southern Canada
The chukar can best be identified by the black band running across the forehead through the eyes, down the neck, and meeting as a gorget, between the white throat feathers and the upper breast. The lower breast and back are generally ash gray. Feathers on the flanks are gray at the base and have two black bands at the tip, giving the appearance of numerous black bars flanking the side. The bill, legs and feet of both the male and the female are orange red.
When kept as pets, they become semi tame, very curious and inquisitive and soon will learn to trust their keepers and with a bit of patience on your part, will soon learn to take treats (especially mealworms) right from your hands. Layers of a creamy, smaller than bantam sized egg, lightly speckled and thickly shelled. Eggs can be stored for up to 28 days without a discernible decrease in viability, although any eggs we ship will be no more than 2 days old when shipped. The chicks hatch at about 23-24 days and are very hardy and easy to raise in our Starter Brooders which provide the ideal environment for the chicks straight out of the incubator. Brooding takes approximately six weeks. Longer in cooler climates, but once fully feathered and acclimated they are very strong and hardy.
We will be offering a limited supply of hatching eggs and chicks this spring, so get your orders in early so you don't miss out. We expect to start shipping late March to early April depending on the weather. Our birds are kept on their natural cycles and not artificially stimulated for early production
Accepting Pre-orders for mid-March/April Shipping
To pre-order: Click on the image/qty desired, that will take you to the pre-order screen to book your early season eggs!