"Chuck," my 'yard' Chukar
The Chukar Partridge has quite a wide range in nature, from the Balkan Peninsula and adjacent Mediterranean islands across Turkey and eastward into Nepal, Tibet, China and Mongolia. It has also been introduced in the USSR, western North America and England, among other places.
The black forehead band is usually wider and darker in males.
The incubation period is 24 days and clutch size may exceed 15 eggs, laid every day or two.
Chukars can be somewhat aggressive with other birds, but raising the chicks with bantam chicks will help keep them tame.
That Quail Place on Chukars
The Chukar from GBWF
AgGame Birds has a page on Chukar production
Rosebud Chukar Farm
Stevens Poultry Farm
"Chuckie Chukar," a shot from Australia
Photo courtesy of Sharon Kennedy-Miles
Another shot of my Chukar "Chuck"
A cage of Chukars at a sale
My Black-shouldered Peacock "Magritte" having an identity crisis -- "Chuck" is in trouble again!
Another sale cage
A breeding pen of Chukars
Photo courtesy of Ellen Rockensock
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