What 'Game Bird' is this?

#1
I've looked in lots of places for the answer to this and thought the experts on ARRSE will know straight away. Thing is, I thought Game birds were pretty timid creatures and didn't hang about if someone looked at them never mind point something at them. There are six of these hooligans hanging about the area and posed quite happily whilst I clicked away with my old toy which still feels like a new one. They turned their beaks up at a bit of bread after a short while and preferred invisible seeds/amoebas
Any takers? .... and counting!
 

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#2
I take it this is a wah!?
 
#4
As Waitout says .... " No Wah" I only took it about half an hour ago and don't shoot or hunt and didn't know what it it was... hence the genuine 'Q
That didn't take long did it? My neighbour reckons it is a Quail!! WTF do I know (or him)
 

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#6
The only question should be Frenchman or Chukar?
 
#7
As Waitout says .... " No Wah" I only took it about half an hour ago and don't shoot or hunt and didn't know what it it was... hence the genuine 'Q
That didn't take long did it? My neighbour reckons it is a Quail!! WTF do I know (or him)
Ok fair one, sorry for doubting you! Definately a partridge!
 
#8
It looks better after it's been marinated.
 
#9
The only question should be Frenchman or Chukar?
You see Ugly.. you were just the expert I had in mind! Anyway, call me Old fashioned but since when did any form of game bird hang about on a fairly posh housing estate and peck well manicured lawns (generally that is,not mine) in gangs of six?

@Waitout.. believe it or not, I did google 'Pictures of game birds' and that fecker wasn't in the lineup! which seems rather odd as it's a bloody well known bird. In my meagre defence, when they first appeared ,none of them looked like that and didn't have any colour at all!
 

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#11
I have a stuffed partridge which doesnt look like any either, I suppose it could have been a grey but Chukars are illegal to release as are quail (they do escape though) and the French brreders were known to cross redlegs with Chukars. The difference is I am told in the amount of dark bars on the wings (no not D Day stripes)!
 
#12
They are coming in the gardens at work, they are a little on the stupid side, as they don't run until the dogs get about 2 foot away from them. I am getting sick of seeing the dead bodies from when the dogs do catch them. Even worse is the pheasant they caught this morning, bloody feathers got every where!!

TPBD
 

ugly

LE
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#13
Oh and they are Coveys not gangs, try BASC they have a good handbook for quarry!
 

ugly

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#14
They are coming in the gardens at work, they are a little on the stupid side, as they don't run until the dogs get about 2 foot away from them. I am getting sick of seeing the dead bodies from when the dogs do catch them. Even worse is the pheasant they caught this morning, bloody feathers got every where!!

TPBD
You are describing the keepers nightmare, keep them alive july to october whilst they are too young and stupid to look after themselves, try to kill them from October to Feb and then watch them wander round with impunity till they meet a car!
 
#15
I've looked in lots of places for the answer to this and thought the experts on ARRSE will know straight away. Thing is, I thought Game birds were pretty timid creatures and didn't hang about if someone looked at them never mind point something at them. There are six of these hooligans hanging about the area and posed quite happily whilst I clicked away with my old toy which still feels like a new one. They turned their beaks up at a bit of bread after a short while and preferred invisible seeds/amoebas
Any takers? .... and counting!
Definitely yer common Partridge as already said.
 
#16
You are describing the keepers nightmare, keep them alive july to october whilst they are too young and stupid to look after themselves, try to kill them from October to Feb and then watch them wander round with impunity till they meet a car!
Too be honest any bird that comes in the garden is fair game to the dogs, I do try and keep them indoors when I can, but some idiot always lets them out. I also talk them for longer runs and walks in the hope that they are to shattered to then give chase, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.

TPBD
 
#17
f***k the chukkar, its a Red Legged Partridge, or sometimes called a french partridge, frenchman or dinner, always note; they have lovely breasts but the legs are a bit stringy,, bit like Cheryl Cole really lmao
 

ugly

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#20
Not really from that angle, the chukar cross breds have different bars on their wings but to all intents and purposes are identical especially from the front. English Grey partridges are a different colour completely legs and all!
 
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