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Fancy birds are gamefowl such as tragopans, pheasants, francolins, turkeys, grouse, quail, guinea fowl, peacocks, partridges, etc.
These fancy birds are not only beautiful to see, but are also very useful and have been bred for thousands of years. As to size, there’s a whole scale, ranging from dwarf quail to peacocks and turkeys. Some species come originally from our surroundings, such as the European grouse, the European partridge and the European quail. Other species, such as the common pheasant, have become well established, but stem from Asian regions. Most of the species come from thickly forested areas and are ground-feeders. With their strongly built legs, they can dig up the ground, searching for seeds and insects. Their powerful toes are actually flat, strong claws. Most of the fancy birds have a relatively small head with a strong beak. Some species are particularly known for their long tail feathers, and many fancy birds have wonderfully coloured feathers. With exception of the crested wood partridge, fancy birds don’t care so much for water, but do like to take extended sand baths.
The condition of fancy birds is of optimal importance, for example for the fertility and plumage. Garvo has special feeds for fancy birds, so that gamefowl lovers can get and keep their animals in perfect condition, and, so that all the species-specific characteristics and colours will stand out. There’s 826 fancy poultry pride partridges, quails, ph, which can be given year-round. Fancy poultry pride has a reduced protein content and a nice, wide amino acid pattern. Besides that, for the common pheasant and turkey species, there’s 5011 starter pellet pheasant / turkey or 5015 starter mash pheasant / turkey. Certainly for turkey species with large carcasses, these feeds contribute to their development. And, especially for the small quail species and for crested wood partridges, Garvo has 5036 fancy poultry pride partridges, quails, ph. Normally, quails eat insects and vegetation. This quailmixture approximates the natural needs of quails in a single mixture with fine seeds and a fine pellet containing the necessary vitamins and minerals, and, with stomach gravel. Stomach gravel are the ‘molars’ for quails; they help to crush the feed. During the first weeks raising the chicks, 1075 alfastart chicks is especially suitable.
- feed all year round 826 fancy poultry pride partridges, quails, ph, or 5036 quailmixture or 5011/5015 pheasant / turkey starter pellet or mash
- give chicks daily extra animal protein, sometimes in the form of 1075 alfastart chicks
- make sure there’s always enough grit and stomach gravel
- give fresh water daily
products for fancy birds826 fancy poultry pride (partridges, quails etc) complete pellet. Suitable for all species of fancy birds, including show birds and older birds5011 starter pellet pheasant / turkey complete pellet. For rearing pheasants and turkeys. Also very suitable for turkeys with a large carcass5015 starter mash pheasant / turkey complete mash. For pheasants and turkeys. Very suitable for turkeys with a large skeleton/carcass1075 alfastart chicks complete mash with pellets and fresh water shrimp for chicks from day 2 until about 3 weeks old5036 quailmixture complete mixture of corns and mini-pellets. Also for small quail species and crested wood partridges5461 pheasantmix with peas additional mixture with peas for fancy birds