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Can a pheasant mate with a chicken?

Last Updated: 11th May, 2021

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Pheasant/Chicken Hybrids
Different species of pheasants have long been known to mate, and there are even instances of pheasants and chickens reproducing. Below is a picture of two specimens of crosses between pheasants and domestic chickens (which are in the same family, Phasianidae).

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Similarly, you may ask, can chickens cross breed with pheasants?

Domestic fowl can be crossed, and produce fertile offspring, with silver pheasants, red junglefowl and green junglefowl. Domestic fowl/pheasant hybrids have also occurred naturally. Domestic chickens and Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) have been hybridised using artificial insemination.

Additionally, what Birds Can you cross breed? Birds of the same genus often cross breed, such as canaries and some finches, chickens, ducks, geese, pigeons, some parrots and some other similar types of Psitticines, and others of a similar genus.

Keeping this in consideration, can a duck breed with a chicken?

Keeping Ducks with Chickens Ducks and chickens can coexist fine usually. The only risk to raising the two together is that a rooster will try to mate a duck hen, and a drake will also try to mate a chicken hen. This is not a problem as far as a rooster mating a duck hen.

Can birds interbreed?

A bird hybrid is a bird that has two different species as parents. The resulting bird can present with any combination of characters from the parent species, from totally identical to completely different. For example, the Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) is known to interbreed with at least 40 different species.

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