francolin eggs for international shipping

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  1. alimufti

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    Hey everyone,

    Can anybody advise whether eggs of any of the african francolin species are available for commercial sale and shipment internationally? I am interested in an introduced species of gamebird for the sindh province of pakistan where i am so that some pressure can be taken off our resident species.
    Which of the francolin species from africa can anyone suggest?

    Cheers
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    hi ali, wouldnt introducing another species put more pressure on your resident species by competing for food etc? what are your resident species of game bird you shoot in pakistan, and wouldnt it be easier to captive breed and release them instead?
     
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    Introdusing an alien specie can spell disaster and I would strongly advice you not to do it. Try captive breeding and releasing of local gamebirds. As mentioned an alien specie can compeed over food and territory. Actually, there are several excamples of local species, that has been wiped out by such practice. Ask the Australians about alien species.
     
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    I agree with the fact importing game birds where other game birds are already established spells disaster, its one thing to import and establish other species where no other game birds exist as stated go with the captive breeding and release you'll be much better off.
     
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    I dont want to breed our local black and grey francolin because there is a fair chance that the bred birds will mate with wild stocks and damage genetic integrity as well as spread disease.
    I am working on pheasant, red leg partridge as rintroduced species as they dont mix with our local birds and will be shot or predated out soon before doing damage to local fauna.
    The problem is that pheasant and red legged are cold weather birds which we manage to breed here but are more suited to northern climates. I am in kenya, tanzania type weather down south in Pakistan's sindh province.
    Ideally I would like a species of non native, warm weather gamebird which is not native and will not breed with the native population. It has to be a francolin or partridge type species and not a guinea fo
     
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    Because the pheasant dont breed in the wild in your climate, doesnt mean a francolin or another warm weather bird want. If you gonna do this kind of thing, I suggest you release only males into the wild. I dont know your wildlife laws, but many places such introduction of alien species are stricktly forbidden, and there are a good reason for that.
     
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    i dont know anything about breeding game birds, but i dont see how breeding your local black and grey francolin in captivity and releasing them can damage the genetic integrity, or increase the chance of disease. the genetics cant alter because they are the same, and if the breeding pens are well looked after then disease can be controlled. if i am wrong please explain. :)
     
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    I agree that introducing a new species into any area is a bad idea.
    Are these only for you game farm? Do you have a "permit" to bring a new species into the country? Is there a possibility of the new species escaping into the wild?
    It is important to check all this out before you introduce a new species. This can cause great environmental problems.
     

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