Hatching and Rearing the Himalayan Snow Partridge in Captivity

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1971
Authors:Abbott, UK, Christensen, GC
Journal:The Journal of Wildlife Management
Date Published:1971
ISBN Number:0022541X
Keywords:Lerwa, Lerwa lerwa, Meleagris, Meleagris gallopavo, Perdix, Perdix perdix, Phasianidae
Abstract:The Himalayan snow partridge (Tetraogallus h. himalayensis) has been considered for introduction into the Great Basin ranges of Nevada. The inability to obtain a sufficient number of wild-trapped birds to meet program objectives led to the development of mating, incubation, and rearing procedures aimed at providing a sustained annual supply of birds for release. This species is essentially monogamous, and the best egg production and fertility were obtained in pair matings. A high protein diet was fed the brood stock. Birds 2 years and older were the most efficient breeders. Detailed incubation, hatching and rearing procedures, similar to those used for turkeys, were developed.
Short Title:The Journal of Wildlife Management
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith