Latest Phasianidae Stories

2011-12-23 10:12:53

The genetic changes underlying the evolution of new species are still poorly understood. For instance, we know little about critical changes that have happened during human evolution. Genetic studies in domestic animals can shed light on this process due to the rapid evolution they have undergone over the last 10,000 years. A new study published today describes how a complex genomic rearrangement causes a fascinating phenotype in chickens. In the study published in PLoS Genetics...

2010-08-27 07:50:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today offered his praise to the 24 sportsmen's clubs throughout Pennsylvania who signed up to host junior pheasant hunts. The clubs will share in about 1,800 pheasants the agency is providing for junior pheasant hunts, which all will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9. "While the agency's financial situation remains a concern, providing pheasants to clubs sponsoring junior pheasant...

2010-02-01 09:17:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sportsmen's organizations with approved propagation facilities can augment local ring-necked pheasant stockings and increase localized recreational hunting opportunities by raising dayold pheasant chicks supplied free-of-charge by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Applications to participate can be downloaded from the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), by clicking on "Self Help," then "Forms & Programs" and then selecting...

2009-09-01 11:43:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission has slated 106,142 ring-necked pheasants for release on public lands throughout the Commonwealth for the upcoming small game hunting seasons, including 16,800 birds for the junior only season (Oct. 10-17). "Based on agency's budget cuts first implemented in the 2004-05 fiscal year and carried forward since, we reduced our pheasant propagation program by 50 percent," said Carl G. Roe, Game Commission...

2009-04-14 10:30:00

NEW CASTLE, Del., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmers in North and South Dakota can now use Avipel(R) Seed Treatment on field and sweet corn seed. Section 18 permits to market Avipel(R) were approved by the EPA for 2009. Other states receiving approvals for use on corn and/or rice seed include Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090317/AQ85115) Both North and South Dakota face a growing problem with...

2009-01-02 15:29:37

Prince Edward, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth of Britain, put on a conspicuous show of affection with his dogs during a New Year's Day hunting trip. The prince was apparently anxious to give a different impression than he did a week earlier, The Daily Mail reported. Photographers caught him Saturday going after the dogs with a walking stick. On both occasions, the prince was hunting pheasant at Sandringham, the royal estate in Norfolk. Buckingham Palace, in an official statement, said...

2008-12-19 12:47:00

NEWTOWN, Conn., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) -- the trade association for the hunting, shooting sports, and firearms industry -- is officially opposing the closure of the Richard E. Reynolds Game Farm, near Ithaca, N.Y. The farm is the only state-owned pheasant-rearing facility, and its closure by the end of the year, as ordered by Gov. David Paterson, may mark the end of the popular pheasant-stocking program that is carried out on more...

Latest Phasianidae Reference Libraries

2014-07-15 06:54:19

The Yokohama is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in Japan, although the modern type was developed in Europe using the original founders of the breed. These include the Minohiki, which was the primary breed used to develop the Yokohama, and the Onagadori, which became more well known in Europe than the Minohiki. The Yokohama varies in weight depending upon the type and sex, with standard size individuals ranging between four and five pounds and bantam types reaching smaller...

Polish chicken
2014-07-07 14:10:21

The Polish chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in Europe, although its exact origin is unknown. Some suggest that the breed descended from Asian chickens brought to the area during medieval times, while others assert that the breed could have descended from Italian or Spanish chickens. Despite the debate about its origins, it was given a standard in the Netherlands in the sixteenth century. It was introduced into the United States of America in the early nineteenth...

Brahma chicken
2014-07-07 08:45:02

The Brahma chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the United States by crossing chickens that were imported from Shanghai, China and the Chittigong chicken from Bangladesh, although this origin has been the subject of debate. It was first introduced into England in 1852, where a dark color variety would be created and later shipped to the United States and accepted by the American Poultry Association in 1874. It was the most popular meat bird between the 1850s and the...

2014-07-03 10:25:56

The Ameraucana is a breed of domestic chicken that is thought to have been developed in the United States of America, although its exact origins are unknown. It was developed using chickens that were exported from Chile. Its name is a mixture of the word “American” and Araucana, a breed that it is related to. The breed was accepted by the American Poultry Association as an official breed in 1984 and placed under the “All Other” category regarding its origin. Because this breed...

Modern game fowl
2014-07-02 09:12:05

The modern game fowl is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in England during the latter half of the nineteenth century. This breed was developed by crossing Malays with Old English game, and although it was bred to look like a fighting chicken, it was never intended to be used as one, especially after cockfighting became illegal in its native country of England. It was accepted by the American Poultry Association as an official breed in 1874. The modern game fowl varies in...

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