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is a family owned and operated business. Since our farm was established in 1929, it has become the largest pheasant farm in the United States.

If you need information please call and ask us. We will answer your questions to the best of our ability, and if we don’t know the answers, we will find them and call you back! If you would like a tour, just call us to arrange one; we are always happy to show our customers our farm and management methods. We are located in southern Wisconsin, just two hours from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.

committed to producing quality pheasant chicks, our goal is to provide you, our customer, with the best possible service.

Service with the sale… In addition to being totally

We specialize in breeding, hatching, and raising pheasants with experienced managers overseeing their area of expertise. Over 1.4 million pheasant chicks were hatched here during 2010. Of these, over 1 million were sold as day-old chicks nationwide.

MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. 2821 S US Highway 51 Janesville, WI 53546-8945

MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc.

AMERICAS LARGEST PHEASANT FARM

2011 CHICK CATALOG

Call to Order:

800-345-8348 • 608-757-7881 Monday-Friday: 8am - 5pm Saturday: 10am - 3pm Email: chicksales@pheasant.com

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Items for Sale at MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc.

2011 Shipped Chick Prices

All products and more are available on-line at www.pheasant.com

Minimum order: 50 chicks Our Breeds

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7000+

RN

2.10

1.80

1.50

1.20

1.02

1.00

0.98

RN HENS RN COX

1.45 2.90

1.15 2.60

0.85 2.30

0.29 2.00

0.29 1.82

0.27 1.80

0.25 1.78

Kansas KS Hens KS Cox

2.12 1.47 2.92

1.82 1.17 2.62

1.52 0.87 2.32

1.22 0.57 2.02

1.04 0.39 1.84

1.02 0.35 1.82

1.00 0.33 1.80

MX MX HENS MX COX

2.27 1.62 3.07

1.97 1.32 2.77

1.67 1.02 2.47

1.37 0.72 2.17

1.19 0.54 1.99

1.17 0.52 1.97

1.15 0.50 1.95

MX/KS (SR ONLY)

2.35

2.05

1.75

1.45

1.27

1.25

1.23

XL SR (SR ONLY)

2.45

2.15

1.85

1.55

1.37

1.35

1.33

MM MM HENS MM COX

2.37 1.72 3.17

2.07 1.42 2.87

1.77 1.12 2.57

1.47 0.82 2.27

1.29 0.64 2.09

1.27 0.62 2.07

1.25 0.60 2.05

Chukar/Redleg Partridge

2.22

1.92

1.62

1.32

1.14

1.12

1.10

French Redleg (Only available certain weeks)

3.50

3.00

2.75

2.40

2.15

2.15

2.15

Peepers. Control overly aggressive behavior with peepers. MacFarlane Pheasants uses peepers on most of their pheasants. Peepers are used to reduce pecking and aggressive behavior between the pheasants, which allows them to be raised at a higher density with better results. This product does not harm the pheasant or hinder bill growth. Minimum order is 50 ................................$.15 each plus shipping. Call 1-800-345-8348 to order.

Facts on Raising Gamebirds By Dianne Tumey This book covers everything on raising game birds, from incubation through maturity. It gives you the facts on many game birds including pheasants, partridge, quail, and guineas. In addition, this book is packed with information on disease and predator control. Complete with a list of sources on where to get equipment, this book is a must for beginners and professionals alike. Soft cover, 65 pages ............$15.50 includes shipping

Game Bird Breeders Handbook By Allen Woodward, Pran Vohra, & Vern Denton This book outlines the various techniques for breeding game birds. Just a few of the topics covered are: egg/embryo formation, incubation, brooding, flock management, disease control, food quality, genetics, and biosecurity. If you have questions about breeding game birds, this book will answer them. Soft cover, 495 pages ............................................$43.25 includes shipping

MacFarlane Vitamin Pack

•Shipping and handling is additional and determined by quantity ordered and destination. Call for shipping and handling quote or visit www.pheasant.com/shippingrates/ •We ship throughout the United States by US Postal Service through Priority Mail. Alaska and Hawaii orders ship via air freight. •We ship to Canada and overseas via air freight; minimum order is 3000. Please call for a price quote on international orders.

A 4 oz dissolvable vitamin pack ensures healthier and better feathered game birds. These vitamins were specifically formulated for our superior pheasants. $3.99 plus shipping. Call 1-800-345-8348 to order.

Egg Prices MINIMUM ORDER IS 420 EGGS

TYPE OF EGG PER EGG TYPE OF EGG PER EGG Chinese Ringneck. . . . . . . . . . . $.75 Manchurian/Ringneck Cross. . . $.85 Kansas Ringneck . . . . . . . . . . . $.80 Melanistic Mutant . . . . . . . . . . $1.05 FOR ORDERS OVER 10 CASES PLEASE CALL FOR A QUOTE. Orders in the United States ship via UPS. Call for a UPS quote.

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Offering Smoked Pheasant, oven ready pheasant, breast meat, pheasant brats and much more and we ship nationwide to your friends, family or customers! 800-345-8348 to order or online at www.pheasantfordinner.com

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NPIP Approved #35-0001

2011 Pick up & Deliver Chick Prices Minimum order: 50 chicks Our Breeds

Pen Construction: One of the most expensive requirements on a gamebird farm are covered pens. It is important to build your pens in such a way that they will keep your birds in confinement. Other considerations are: 1) cost 2) long-life 3) ease of construction 4) resistance to bad weather. Below is a covered pen that incorporates many of these desirable characteristics.

Basic Layout: The size of the pen on this page is 147’ X 98’. These pens can be grouped, but the directions are for one pen. The size conforms to two rolls of netting. On our farm a pen this size would hold 700 hens with peepers or 500 cocks with peepers or 600 hens and cocks with peepers. Posts: The posts should be set equidistance from each other around the perimeter of the pen – it works out that the posts should be 10’–12’ apart. The posts should be 10’ long. They should go into the ground 3’ and extend 7’.

Wire: The four sides of the pen should be covered with galvanized-after weaving wire with 1" holes – 20 gauge. This wire should be buried at least 6" and flared to the outside underground. This prevents animals from digging down under the pen. The wire should extend up the sides of the pen to the tops of the posts.

#9 Wire: A standard #9 galvanized wire should be strung around the top of the poles around the perimeter of the pen. Another strand of #9 wire should be strung the length of the pen equidistance from the two sides. Two #9 wires should be strung widthwise splitting the pen in thirds. These #9 wires are there to support the roof. The poles to which the #9 wire is attached should have "dead-man" poles for support.

Knotted Polyethylene: Over the top of this grid put one roll of 150’ X 100’ knotted polyethylene netting. The netting should be pulled over the edges and attached to both the #9 wire and to the wire sides. You should pig-ring the #9 wire to the netting in the inside of the pen about ever 5’ to prevent rippling in the wind. At the junction of the #9 wire in the middle of the pen, put brace posts made of 2” X 4” material. They should be tall enough (10-12 ft.) to make the pen tent like in appearance. On the top of the 2” X 4” add a screw-in eyehook, open the eyehook, run the #9 wire through, then close the eyehook. This pen is designed to be lowered in case of wet snow or icy conditions. In case of bad weather, simply take down the 2” X 4” poles and let the knotted polyethylene down. Even with the birds inside, they will move to the edges of the pen. This pen is economical as you have fewer post and #9 wire than most pen designs.

For more detailed information, please visit our Web site at: 10

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3000

7000+

RN

1.84

1.60

1.40

1.15

1.01

0.98

0.96

RN HENS RN COX

1.19 2.64

0.95 2.40

0.75 2.2

0.29 1.95

0.29 1.81

0.27 1.78

0.25 1.76

Kansas KS Hens KS Cox

1.86 1.21 2.66

1.62 0.97 2.42

1.42 0.77 2.22

1.17 0.52 1.97

1.03 0.38 1.83

1.00 0.35 1.80

0.98 0.33 1.78

MX MX HENS MX COX

2.00 1.35 2.80

1.76 1.11 2.56

1.56 0.91 2.36

1.31 0.66 2.11

1.17 0.52 1.97

1.14 0.49 1.94

1.12 0.47 1.92

MX/KS (SR ONLY)

2.08

1.84

1.64

1.39

1.25

1.22

1.20

XL SR (SR ONLY)

2.18

1.94

1.74

1.49

1.35

1.32

1.30

MM MM HENS

2.10 1.45

1.86 1.21

1.66 1.01

1.41 0.76

1.27 0.62

1.24 0.59

1.22 0.57

MM COX

2.90

2.66

2.46

2.21

2.07

2.04

2.02

Chukar/Redleg Partridge

1.97

1.73

1.53

1.28

1.14

1.11

1.09

French Redleg (Only available certain weeks)

3.50

3.00

2.75

2.40

2.15

2.15

2.15

Facilitate healthy chicks by adding a Vitamin Pack to your order for only $3.99 FOR SHIPPED, PICKED UP AND DELIVERED •The total quantity of all chicks taken during the season determines your price. *MACFARLANE TRUCK DELIVERY RATES DELIVERY DISTANCE . . . . . . . . PRICE PER MILE ROUND TRIP 200-500 Miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $.85 Over 500 Miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1.05 Delivery Free within 200 miles or within Wisconsin • To insure timely delivery of orders of 1,000 or more chicks, the post office which they will be delivered to will be selected prior to shipment in cooperation with you.

www.pheasant.com or purchase one of the books we have available.

• Hawaii shipments are the last week of every month and shipping and freight charges are subject to change based on the airlines.

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“Started Ringneck Pheasants” Available May 15 - Sept. 15 Age of the birds: 40-46 days old birds that are straight from our barn or one-week weathered. Sex: The birds are available as straightrun (1/2 hens, 1/2 cocks) or all cocks. The minimum order is 500, or more depending on the distance. We deliver the birds from our farm to yours with our trucks. Deposit: A $1.00 per bird deposit is due when the order is placed. Plan your order at least a month in advance. Call or email to inquire about starter bird pricing and availability

Day Old Chick Terms • 5% extra chicks included in every order at no charge. • Orders are placed on first booked with deposit basis so it is important to order early with a 20% deposit. • When you receive an order confirmation from us, check the shipping address and contact phone number to confirm they are correct. Minimum 20% deposit to guarantee orders. We will not process orders until a 20% deposit is received. Full payment on all shipped orders is due at least 1 month prior to hatch date or may be subject to cancellation. We accept checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa.

To Cancel: To cancel your order, please notify us at least 1 month prior to your ship date to receive a full refund. Orders cancelled within 1 month of delivery date will be subject to a 20% cancellation fee. Special Orders: If you have any special instructions for boxing, please specify this when placing your order. All special requests should be made at the time of ordering.

Health Documentation: Add $14 for health papers if you live in AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, KS, KY, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NE, NJ, NV, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WV, or WY. Add $100 for health papers for chicks shipped to Canada. Call us for a quote on overseas shipments. U.S. Fish & Wildlife: Add $165 inspection fee for Canadian and overseas shipments. Wisconsin Customers: All sales in Wisconsin are subject to sales tax.

Live Delivery Guaranteed! - We guarantee live delivery of our chicks. We will replace chicks that arrive dead in excess of 5%.

around the heat lamp. If the chicks bunch up directly under the heat lamp they are cold, lower the lamp, and more bulbs, or further draft proof your brooder house. If the chicks spread out too far away from the brooder and pant, they are too hot, turn off one of the bulbs, raise the heat lamp and perhaps open a window during hot weather. The chicks should have access to clean water when they are first placed in the brooder. If there is chlorine in the water it should be tested to make sure it is under 1 part per million. Often chicks will not drink the water if the chlorine is higher causing dehydration. Drinkers should be cleaned on a daily basis. If an automatic system is used then water lines should be cleaned regularly. When using vitamins or medication in the water lines the lines should be cleaned out with a poultry safe acid. The lines should be cleaned with a stronger acid between flocks. By cleaning the water lines the bacteria in water lines will be kept at a minimal level. Vitamins are recommended during times of stress such as hot weather, cold weather, peeping, clipping, or moving birds outside. It is recommended that the birds be put on vitamins 1 to 2 days before the stressor and for 1 to 2 days after the stressor. Inspect the chicks often during the first week - especially at night during the first few nights. It has been our experience that chicks often die from piling (from being too cold) during the first or second night. After the chicks are 2 or 3 weeks old it is a good idea to allow the chicks to range outside during the daytime. Wait for a warm sunny day and open the brooder house door into the pen. The pen must be covered and enclosed with one inch hole chicken wire to prevent the chicks from escaping. The pen should be large enough to allow 1 - 2 square feet per bird. Drive the chicks back into the house late each afternoon. Discontinue operating your heat lamp during the day once the chicks spend each day outside. Continue to turn the heat on each afternoon. Continue to turn the heat on each night until they are 3-4 weeks old (depending on how cold it is outside). After the birds are 4-5 weeks old, they will need a bigger pen. On our farm we allow 25 square feet per bird (with peepers) in our covered pens. See the other side of this sheet for pen construction tips. Feeding Program:

From Hatch – 3 weeks ............28-30% protein crumble – turkey starter feed 3 – 6 weeks ..............................24-26% protein crumble – turkey or game feed 6 – 12 weeks ............................20% protein pellets – turkey or game feed

Our Guaranteed 1 Hour Response

12 - 22 weeks ..........................19% protein pellets – turkey or game feed

If you are having any problems with your chicks please call us for assistance at 1-800345-8348. Our company guarantees a trained manager will respond within an hour of your call, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm CST.

22 weeks & up..........................14% protein pellets – turkey or game feed

NPIP Approved • NPIP #35-0001 Our chicks are produced under the accepted practices of the National Poultry Improvement Plan. However, we have no control over the circumstances after they leave our hatchery. Therefore, we do not accept any liability for their continuing health. We do offer expert advice to assist you in raising your chicks. MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. was one of the first game farms in the nation to voluntarily blood test its birds for Avian Influenza (AI) on a regular basis. We test every 90 days, meeting the requirements for the NPIP Avian Influenza Clean classification.

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Tips on Raising Partridges: We brood our partridge chicks at 4 birds per sq. ft. Starting at 3-4 wks of age when the weather is above 50 degrees and no rain, we start letting the partridges outside for the day to get them acclimated to the outside elements. Until 9 wks of age, we use a 28% protein based feed, then once in the flight pens at 9 wks we switch to a 20% chukar grower. The feed is medicated with a coccidiastat from day 1 until shipment. We also deworm our partridges every 4 wks while in the flight pens. At 18 wks of age we consider our partridges mature and ready to be shipped.

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Tips on Raising Pheasants

How to Start: It is easiest to start by purchasing chicks, as this will give you just one or two age groups. With laying hens, eggs should be set every week to 10 days. Therefore, you will have up to 10 different age groups to care for during one breeding season. To avoid having multiple-age groups many pheasant farms purchase their chicks each year.

About MacFarlane’s Pheasants

Raising: When the chicks arrive, remove them from the box, dip their beaks in the water, and put them under the heat lamp. Most losses occur because the chicks do not start to eat or drink. Never let your chicks run out of feed or water. The chicks should form a circle

Since MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. was established in 1929, we’ve made a lot of changes and improvements in the way pheasants are bred and raised. However, there are some important things about our business that haven’t changed over the years. We’re still family owned and operated, and we still follow the principle on which the business was founded – to consistently produce and market only the finest quality pheasant stock through selective breeding and careful management practices. MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. has sold well over 20 million pheasants throughout the United States and in many foreign countries over the past 81 years. During this time we’ve also grown into one of the world’s largest private game bird farms, but we still practice a "hands on" style of management to ensure that each step involved in raising and marketing our pheasants is handled properly and according to schedule. The experienced staff work together each day on our farm to take care of feed management, breeding, hatching, shipping, and all other operations. MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. is a member of the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP), and breeding and hatching operations are managed in accordance with the organization’s high standards. In 2010, over 280,000 mature pheasants and 90,000 Chukar Redleg, French Redleg and Hungarian Partridges were delivered on our trucks nationwide. Mature pheasants and partridges are available from September to March each year. For more information call us or visit our website at www.pheasant.com for a quote. MacFarlane's can also fill your needs for dressed fresh, frozen, and smoked whole pheasants, or breast meat. Over 120,000 dressed pheasants were produced and sold in 2010. Call for more information or view our extensive online catalog at www.pheasantfordinner.com. You can find our company online any time of day. Our original website, www.pheasant.com, is always a great source for information. You can now follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Our site www.gamebirdexpert.com lets you follow our farm with weekly details of what’s going on, production details, and much more. Another site, www.gamebirdforum.com offers you the opportunity to ask questions regarding anything from the birds you are raising to the best hunting destinations. On the forum you can also answer questions from others. It’s a great outlet for contacting fellow raisers and hunters. The breeds of pheasant shown in our catalog represent our most popular and well-adapted varieties, carefully selected over the years for their strength, hardiness, and desirable genetic characteristics. This year, we look forward to having you join our many satisfied customers and experience the pleasure of raising these specially selected varieties on your own farm or homestead.

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Brooding: The brooder house for pheasant chicks should be weather tight, free from drafts, and rodent proof. Your brooder house should be at 95 degrees when your chicks arrive. It can be designed for the birds or part of another building that can have a penned in portion. Your brooder should be big enough to allow .7 square foot per bird.

Preparation: It is worthwhile to spend some time preparing before your chicks arrive; young pheasants are very delicate and your brooder must be set up correctly or you may encounter problems. Clean and disinfect your brooder house at least 2 weeks before the chicks arrive. We feel the best types of litter to use are either chopped straw or large wood chips. If using wood chips they need to be large enough that the chicks cannot eat them. MacFarlane pheasants seem to like to eat wood shavings, which results in death. If you insist on using shavings, cover the shavings with brooder paper for the first week after the chicks arrive. Sand or newspaper are not recommended as litter. If brooder paper (a course, rough paper that allows chicks to keep their footing) is not available at your feed store, burlap works very well also. Do not use newspaper as the chicks will not be able to get a firm footing. Remember to remove the burlap or brooder paper after the chicks are about one week old. Make sure that all of the corners have bedding piled up in a solid mound. The chicks will pile in the corners if they get scared, are too cold, or too hot, if the corners do not have bedding piled up. The bedding must be packed against the wall very tightly to prevent chicks from getting down behind the bedding. If this happens the trapped chicks will chirp attracting other chicks to it and they will pile in the hole.

Heat lamps are the easiest to use. We recommend at least one 250 Watt infrared bulb for each 100 chicks you plan on starting. Make sure to get the bulb with a red end, as it won't be so bright and will help control cannibalism. Hang the heat lamp from the ceiling, about 18 inches from the floor to the bottom of the lamp. Use a ring or draft shield to confine the chicks for the first 5-7 days the chicks are in the brooder. We use cardboard about 14-18 inches high formed to make a ring or circle. A circle with a diameter of 4 feet will be sufficient for 50 chicks (with the heat lamp in the center), This shield helps cut down on the drafts on the floor. Your brooder house should be big enough to allow 3/4 of a square foot per bird. Pheasants tend to be very cannibalistic, so don't overcrowd them. We recommend at least one 2 foot long feeder for each 50 chicks. Also, 1 one-gallon water for each 75 chicks. Use a waterer with a narrow lip (1/2 inch or less) or fill the water trough with marbles so the chicks can't drown.

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CHINESE RINGNECK –

KANSAS RINGNECK –

The most popular of breeds, this pheasant is used primarily for stocking and hunting. The weight of the Chinese Ringneck at maturity is 2.7-3 lbs. for the cox and 1.7-2.2 lbs. for the hens. These hardy birds adapt readily to the wild and are prized by sportsmen for their excellent flying ability and brilliant colors.

What we call Kansas birds were bred and developed by the late Bernie Janssen, a longtime gamebird farmer from Kansas. Bernie bred his birds to have blue backs. The Kansas birds are a small pheasant the cox weigh 2.25 - 2.4 lbs. and the hens weigh 1.4 - 1.7 lbs. at maturity. The birds have a very erect posture. Some of the attributes of these birds are that they have strong tailfeathers and they can be raised at a higher density than many other breeds. They may be too small for some hunting markets though.

MANCHURIAN/RINGNECK CROSS – An excellent flight bird, the Manchurian/Ringneck Cross is similar in size and weight to Chinese Ringnecks. The mature Manchurian Cross cock weighs approximately 3.5 lbs. and the hen weighs 2.5 lbs. on average. They are a cross between our Chinese Ringneck and the pure Manchurian Ringneck which we imported, as eggs, from China in 1989. MacFarlane's is the only farm in the United States to have the pure Manchurian bloodline and we are the only farm to import the Manchurian eggs. Pure Manchurian pheasants are well-known for their wildness and the Manchurian cocks have a small distinctive white feather on the sides of their heads near the ear. After crossing the Pure Manchurian with the Chinese Ringneck we found it produced a very hardy and vigorous bird that is great for hunting.

The Chukar/Redleg Partridges are small flighty birds, known for their ability to fly and their zebra like stripes on the wings. These birds are a favorite addition to gamebird hunts; they hold well in cover and get up and go when flushed. The Chukar/Redleg is a cross between the Chukar Partridge and the Redleg Partridge. This mix results in the Chukar/Redleg being slightly smaller and wilder than a regular Chukar Partridge.

FRENCH RED-LEGGED PARTRIDGE –

MANCHURIAN KANSAS CROSS – This pheasant cross creates a sleek, erect bird. You can expect great performance on the hunting fields due to its jumpy personality and great flightability. We’ve put together the best of the Manchurian Pheasant and Kansas Ringneck to bring you the perfect hunting bird. Limited quantities available.

The French Red-Legged Partridge is a rotund bird, with a light brown back, grey breast and buff belly. It has streaked flanks and red legs. The French has a white forehead and a broken black line on their neck and throat which distinguishes them from the chukar. Body weight ranges from 19 to 26 ounces and body size is 13 to 15 inches in length. This species is hardy, able to withstand the extremes of temperature and easy to keep in captivity. They prefer a more grassland like habitat which consists of small grain or bushy terrain. The French is a fast and strong flying bird. They hold well in cover and get up and go when flushed. They use their deep chest to propel themselves uphill and flush downhill often giving hunters numerous chances. The French Partridge can scurry across the ground at quick speeds to avoid predators, thus considering this bird a treasured catch for hunters looking to add speed to their hunts. The French Partridges will be available this year as day old chicks in limited quantities and hatched on specific dates only. Place your orders early to insure your order is filled for 2011.

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MELANISTIC MUTANTS – A pure breed, these large, beautiful pheasants feature an irridescent, greenishblack plumage. A favorite variety for release, they display a remarkable ability to survive and reproduce in the wild. Like the Manchurian/Ringneck Cross pheasant, the weight of the mature Melanistic Mutant cock is 3.5 lbs. and 2.5 lbs. for the hens.

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CHUKAR/REDLEG PARTRIDGE –

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CHINESE RINGNECK –

KANSAS RINGNECK –

The most popular of breeds, this pheasant is used primarily for stocking and hunting. The weight of the Chinese Ringneck at maturity is 2.7-3 lbs. for the cox and 1.7-2.2 lbs. for the hens. These hardy birds adapt readily to the wild and are prized by sportsmen for their excellent flying ability and brilliant colors.

What we call Kansas birds were bred and developed by the late Bernie Janssen, a longtime gamebird farmer from Kansas. Bernie bred his birds to have blue backs. The Kansas birds are a small pheasant the cox weigh 2.25 - 2.4 lbs. and the hens weigh 1.4 - 1.7 lbs. at maturity. The birds have a very erect posture. Some of the attributes of these birds are that they have strong tailfeathers and they can be raised at a higher density than many other breeds. They may be too small for some hunting markets though.

MANCHURIAN/RINGNECK CROSS – An excellent flight bird, the Manchurian/Ringneck Cross is similar in size and weight to Chinese Ringnecks. The mature Manchurian Cross cock weighs approximately 3.5 lbs. and the hen weighs 2.5 lbs. on average. They are a cross between our Chinese Ringneck and the pure Manchurian Ringneck which we imported, as eggs, from China in 1989. MacFarlane's is the only farm in the United States to have the pure Manchurian bloodline and we are the only farm to import the Manchurian eggs. Pure Manchurian pheasants are well-known for their wildness and the Manchurian cocks have a small distinctive white feather on the sides of their heads near the ear. After crossing the Pure Manchurian with the Chinese Ringneck we found it produced a very hardy and vigorous bird that is great for hunting.

The Chukar/Redleg Partridges are small flighty birds, known for their ability to fly and their zebra like stripes on the wings. These birds are a favorite addition to gamebird hunts; they hold well in cover and get up and go when flushed. The Chukar/Redleg is a cross between the Chukar Partridge and the Redleg Partridge. This mix results in the Chukar/Redleg being slightly smaller and wilder than a regular Chukar Partridge.

FRENCH RED-LEGGED PARTRIDGE –

MANCHURIAN KANSAS CROSS – This pheasant cross creates a sleek, erect bird. You can expect great performance on the hunting fields due to its jumpy personality and great flightability. We’ve put together the best of the Manchurian Pheasant and Kansas Ringneck to bring you the perfect hunting bird. Limited quantities available.

The French Red-Legged Partridge is a rotund bird, with a light brown back, grey breast and buff belly. It has streaked flanks and red legs. The French has a white forehead and a broken black line on their neck and throat which distinguishes them from the chukar. Body weight ranges from 19 to 26 ounces and body size is 13 to 15 inches in length. This species is hardy, able to withstand the extremes of temperature and easy to keep in captivity. They prefer a more grassland like habitat which consists of small grain or bushy terrain. The French is a fast and strong flying bird. They hold well in cover and get up and go when flushed. They use their deep chest to propel themselves uphill and flush downhill often giving hunters numerous chances. The French Partridge can scurry across the ground at quick speeds to avoid predators, thus considering this bird a treasured catch for hunters looking to add speed to their hunts. The French Partridges will be available this year as day old chicks in limited quantities and hatched on specific dates only. Place your orders early to insure your order is filled for 2011.

1-800-345-8348

www.pheasant.com

MELANISTIC MUTANTS – A pure breed, these large, beautiful pheasants feature an irridescent, greenishblack plumage. A favorite variety for release, they display a remarkable ability to survive and reproduce in the wild. Like the Manchurian/Ringneck Cross pheasant, the weight of the mature Melanistic Mutant cock is 3.5 lbs. and 2.5 lbs. for the hens.

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Tips on Raising Pheasants

How to Start: It is easiest to start by purchasing chicks, as this will give you just one or two age groups. With laying hens, eggs should be set every week to 10 days. Therefore, you will have up to 10 different age groups to care for during one breeding season. To avoid having multiple-age groups many pheasant farms purchase their chicks each year.

About MacFarlane’s Pheasants

Raising: When the chicks arrive, remove them from the box, dip their beaks in the water, and put them under the heat lamp. Most losses occur because the chicks do not start to eat or drink. Never let your chicks run out of feed or water. The chicks should form a circle

Since MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. was established in 1929, we’ve made a lot of changes and improvements in the way pheasants are bred and raised. However, there are some important things about our business that haven’t changed over the years. We’re still family owned and operated, and we still follow the principle on which the business was founded – to consistently produce and market only the finest quality pheasant stock through selective breeding and careful management practices. MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. has sold well over 20 million pheasants throughout the United States and in many foreign countries over the past 81 years. During this time we’ve also grown into one of the world’s largest private game bird farms, but we still practice a "hands on" style of management to ensure that each step involved in raising and marketing our pheasants is handled properly and according to schedule. The experienced staff work together each day on our farm to take care of feed management, breeding, hatching, shipping, and all other operations. MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. is a member of the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP), and breeding and hatching operations are managed in accordance with the organization’s high standards. In 2010, over 280,000 mature pheasants and 90,000 Chukar Redleg, French Redleg and Hungarian Partridges were delivered on our trucks nationwide. Mature pheasants and partridges are available from September to March each year. For more information call us or visit our website at www.pheasant.com for a quote. MacFarlane's can also fill your needs for dressed fresh, frozen, and smoked whole pheasants, or breast meat. Over 120,000 dressed pheasants were produced and sold in 2010. Call for more information or view our extensive online catalog at www.pheasantfordinner.com. You can find our company online any time of day. Our original website, www.pheasant.com, is always a great source for information. You can now follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Our site www.gamebirdexpert.com lets you follow our farm with weekly details of what’s going on, production details, and much more. Another site, www.gamebirdforum.com offers you the opportunity to ask questions regarding anything from the birds you are raising to the best hunting destinations. On the forum you can also answer questions from others. It’s a great outlet for contacting fellow raisers and hunters. The breeds of pheasant shown in our catalog represent our most popular and well-adapted varieties, carefully selected over the years for their strength, hardiness, and desirable genetic characteristics. This year, we look forward to having you join our many satisfied customers and experience the pleasure of raising these specially selected varieties on your own farm or homestead.

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Brooding: The brooder house for pheasant chicks should be weather tight, free from drafts, and rodent proof. Your brooder house should be at 95 degrees when your chicks arrive. It can be designed for the birds or part of another building that can have a penned in portion. Your brooder should be big enough to allow .7 square foot per bird.

Preparation: It is worthwhile to spend some time preparing before your chicks arrive; young pheasants are very delicate and your brooder must be set up correctly or you may encounter problems. Clean and disinfect your brooder house at least 2 weeks before the chicks arrive. We feel the best types of litter to use are either chopped straw or large wood chips. If using wood chips they need to be large enough that the chicks cannot eat them. MacFarlane pheasants seem to like to eat wood shavings, which results in death. If you insist on using shavings, cover the shavings with brooder paper for the first week after the chicks arrive. Sand or newspaper are not recommended as litter. If brooder paper (a course, rough paper that allows chicks to keep their footing) is not available at your feed store, burlap works very well also. Do not use newspaper as the chicks will not be able to get a firm footing. Remember to remove the burlap or brooder paper after the chicks are about one week old. Make sure that all of the corners have bedding piled up in a solid mound. The chicks will pile in the corners if they get scared, are too cold, or too hot, if the corners do not have bedding piled up. The bedding must be packed against the wall very tightly to prevent chicks from getting down behind the bedding. If this happens the trapped chicks will chirp attracting other chicks to it and they will pile in the hole.

Heat lamps are the easiest to use. We recommend at least one 250 Watt infrared bulb for each 100 chicks you plan on starting. Make sure to get the bulb with a red end, as it won't be so bright and will help control cannibalism. Hang the heat lamp from the ceiling, about 18 inches from the floor to the bottom of the lamp. Use a ring or draft shield to confine the chicks for the first 5-7 days the chicks are in the brooder. We use cardboard about 14-18 inches high formed to make a ring or circle. A circle with a diameter of 4 feet will be sufficient for 50 chicks (with the heat lamp in the center), This shield helps cut down on the drafts on the floor. Your brooder house should be big enough to allow 3/4 of a square foot per bird. Pheasants tend to be very cannibalistic, so don't overcrowd them. We recommend at least one 2 foot long feeder for each 50 chicks. Also, 1 one-gallon water for each 75 chicks. Use a waterer with a narrow lip (1/2 inch or less) or fill the water trough with marbles so the chicks can't drown.

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“Started Ringneck Pheasants” Available May 15 - Sept. 15 Age of the birds: 40-46 days old birds that are straight from our barn or one-week weathered. Sex: The birds are available as straightrun (1/2 hens, 1/2 cocks) or all cocks. The minimum order is 500, or more depending on the distance. We deliver the birds from our farm to yours with our trucks. Deposit: A $1.00 per bird deposit is due when the order is placed. Plan your order at least a month in advance. Call or email to inquire about starter bird pricing and availability

Day Old Chick Terms • 5% extra chicks included in every order at no charge. • Orders are placed on first booked with deposit basis so it is important to order early with a 20% deposit. • When you receive an order confirmation from us, check the shipping address and contact phone number to confirm they are correct. Minimum 20% deposit to guarantee orders. We will not process orders until a 20% deposit is received. Full payment on all shipped orders is due at least 1 month prior to hatch date or may be subject to cancellation. We accept checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa.

To Cancel: To cancel your order, please notify us at least 1 month prior to your ship date to receive a full refund. Orders cancelled within 1 month of delivery date will be subject to a 20% cancellation fee. Special Orders: If you have any special instructions for boxing, please specify this when placing your order. All special requests should be made at the time of ordering.

Health Documentation: Add $14 for health papers if you live in AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, KS, KY, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NE, NJ, NV, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WV, or WY. Add $100 for health papers for chicks shipped to Canada. Call us for a quote on overseas shipments. U.S. Fish & Wildlife: Add $165 inspection fee for Canadian and overseas shipments. Wisconsin Customers: All sales in Wisconsin are subject to sales tax.

Live Delivery Guaranteed! - We guarantee live delivery of our chicks. We will replace chicks that arrive dead in excess of 5%.

around the heat lamp. If the chicks bunch up directly under the heat lamp they are cold, lower the lamp, and more bulbs, or further draft proof your brooder house. If the chicks spread out too far away from the brooder and pant, they are too hot, turn off one of the bulbs, raise the heat lamp and perhaps open a window during hot weather. The chicks should have access to clean water when they are first placed in the brooder. If there is chlorine in the water it should be tested to make sure it is under 1 part per million. Often chicks will not drink the water if the chlorine is higher causing dehydration. Drinkers should be cleaned on a daily basis. If an automatic system is used then water lines should be cleaned regularly. When using vitamins or medication in the water lines the lines should be cleaned out with a poultry safe acid. The lines should be cleaned with a stronger acid between flocks. By cleaning the water lines the bacteria in water lines will be kept at a minimal level. Vitamins are recommended during times of stress such as hot weather, cold weather, peeping, clipping, or moving birds outside. It is recommended that the birds be put on vitamins 1 to 2 days before the stressor and for 1 to 2 days after the stressor. Inspect the chicks often during the first week - especially at night during the first few nights. It has been our experience that chicks often die from piling (from being too cold) during the first or second night. After the chicks are 2 or 3 weeks old it is a good idea to allow the chicks to range outside during the daytime. Wait for a warm sunny day and open the brooder house door into the pen. The pen must be covered and enclosed with one inch hole chicken wire to prevent the chicks from escaping. The pen should be large enough to allow 1 - 2 square feet per bird. Drive the chicks back into the house late each afternoon. Discontinue operating your heat lamp during the day once the chicks spend each day outside. Continue to turn the heat on each afternoon. Continue to turn the heat on each night until they are 3-4 weeks old (depending on how cold it is outside). After the birds are 4-5 weeks old, they will need a bigger pen. On our farm we allow 25 square feet per bird (with peepers) in our covered pens. See the other side of this sheet for pen construction tips. Feeding Program:

From Hatch – 3 weeks ............28-30% protein crumble – turkey starter feed 3 – 6 weeks ..............................24-26% protein crumble – turkey or game feed 6 – 12 weeks ............................20% protein pellets – turkey or game feed

Our Guaranteed 1 Hour Response

12 - 22 weeks ..........................19% protein pellets – turkey or game feed

If you are having any problems with your chicks please call us for assistance at 1-800345-8348. Our company guarantees a trained manager will respond within an hour of your call, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm CST.

22 weeks & up..........................14% protein pellets – turkey or game feed

NPIP Approved • NPIP #35-0001 Our chicks are produced under the accepted practices of the National Poultry Improvement Plan. However, we have no control over the circumstances after they leave our hatchery. Therefore, we do not accept any liability for their continuing health. We do offer expert advice to assist you in raising your chicks. MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. was one of the first game farms in the nation to voluntarily blood test its birds for Avian Influenza (AI) on a regular basis. We test every 90 days, meeting the requirements for the NPIP Avian Influenza Clean classification.

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Tips on Raising Partridges: We brood our partridge chicks at 4 birds per sq. ft. Starting at 3-4 wks of age when the weather is above 50 degrees and no rain, we start letting the partridges outside for the day to get them acclimated to the outside elements. Until 9 wks of age, we use a 28% protein based feed, then once in the flight pens at 9 wks we switch to a 20% chukar grower. The feed is medicated with a coccidiastat from day 1 until shipment. We also deworm our partridges every 4 wks while in the flight pens. At 18 wks of age we consider our partridges mature and ready to be shipped.

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NPIP Approved #35-0001

2011 Pick up & Deliver Chick Prices Minimum order: 50 chicks Our Breeds

Pen Construction: One of the most expensive requirements on a gamebird farm are covered pens. It is important to build your pens in such a way that they will keep your birds in confinement. Other considerations are: 1) cost 2) long-life 3) ease of construction 4) resistance to bad weather. Below is a covered pen that incorporates many of these desirable characteristics.

Basic Layout: The size of the pen on this page is 147’ X 98’. These pens can be grouped, but the directions are for one pen. The size conforms to two rolls of netting. On our farm a pen this size would hold 700 hens with peepers or 500 cocks with peepers or 600 hens and cocks with peepers. Posts: The posts should be set equidistance from each other around the perimeter of the pen – it works out that the posts should be 10’–12’ apart. The posts should be 10’ long. They should go into the ground 3’ and extend 7’.

Wire: The four sides of the pen should be covered with galvanized-after weaving wire with 1" holes – 20 gauge. This wire should be buried at least 6" and flared to the outside underground. This prevents animals from digging down under the pen. The wire should extend up the sides of the pen to the tops of the posts.

#9 Wire: A standard #9 galvanized wire should be strung around the top of the poles around the perimeter of the pen. Another strand of #9 wire should be strung the length of the pen equidistance from the two sides. Two #9 wires should be strung widthwise splitting the pen in thirds. These #9 wires are there to support the roof. The poles to which the #9 wire is attached should have "dead-man" poles for support.

Knotted Polyethylene: Over the top of this grid put one roll of 150’ X 100’ knotted polyethylene netting. The netting should be pulled over the edges and attached to both the #9 wire and to the wire sides. You should pig-ring the #9 wire to the netting in the inside of the pen about ever 5’ to prevent rippling in the wind. At the junction of the #9 wire in the middle of the pen, put brace posts made of 2” X 4” material. They should be tall enough (10-12 ft.) to make the pen tent like in appearance. On the top of the 2” X 4” add a screw-in eyehook, open the eyehook, run the #9 wire through, then close the eyehook. This pen is designed to be lowered in case of wet snow or icy conditions. In case of bad weather, simply take down the 2” X 4” poles and let the knotted polyethylene down. Even with the birds inside, they will move to the edges of the pen. This pen is economical as you have fewer post and #9 wire than most pen designs.

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RN

1.84

1.60

1.40

1.15

1.01

0.98

0.96

RN HENS RN COX

1.19 2.64

0.95 2.40

0.75 2.2

0.29 1.95

0.29 1.81

0.27 1.78

0.25 1.76

Kansas KS Hens KS Cox

1.86 1.21 2.66

1.62 0.97 2.42

1.42 0.77 2.22

1.17 0.52 1.97

1.03 0.38 1.83

1.00 0.35 1.80

0.98 0.33 1.78

MX MX HENS MX COX

2.00 1.35 2.80

1.76 1.11 2.56

1.56 0.91 2.36

1.31 0.66 2.11

1.17 0.52 1.97

1.14 0.49 1.94

1.12 0.47 1.92

MX/KS (SR ONLY)

2.08

1.84

1.64

1.39

1.25

1.22

1.20

XL SR (SR ONLY)

2.18

1.94

1.74

1.49

1.35

1.32

1.30

MM MM HENS

2.10 1.45

1.86 1.21

1.66 1.01

1.41 0.76

1.27 0.62

1.24 0.59

1.22 0.57

MM COX

2.90

2.66

2.46

2.21

2.07

2.04

2.02

Chukar/Redleg Partridge

1.97

1.73

1.53

1.28

1.14

1.11

1.09

French Redleg (Only available certain weeks)

3.50

3.00

2.75

2.40

2.15

2.15

2.15

Facilitate healthy chicks by adding a Vitamin Pack to your order for only $3.99 FOR SHIPPED, PICKED UP AND DELIVERED •The total quantity of all chicks taken during the season determines your price. *MACFARLANE TRUCK DELIVERY RATES DELIVERY DISTANCE . . . . . . . . PRICE PER MILE ROUND TRIP 200-500 Miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $.85 Over 500 Miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1.05 Delivery Free within 200 miles or within Wisconsin • To insure timely delivery of orders of 1,000 or more chicks, the post office which they will be delivered to will be selected prior to shipment in cooperation with you.

www.pheasant.com or purchase one of the books we have available.

• Hawaii shipments are the last week of every month and shipping and freight charges are subject to change based on the airlines.

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Items for Sale at MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc.

2011 Shipped Chick Prices

All products and more are available on-line at www.pheasant.com

Minimum order: 50 chicks Our Breeds

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1.15 2.60

0.85 2.30

0.29 2.00

0.29 1.82

0.27 1.80

0.25 1.78

Kansas KS Hens KS Cox

2.12 1.47 2.92

1.82 1.17 2.62

1.52 0.87 2.32

1.22 0.57 2.02

1.04 0.39 1.84

1.02 0.35 1.82

1.00 0.33 1.80

MX MX HENS MX COX

2.27 1.62 3.07

1.97 1.32 2.77

1.67 1.02 2.47

1.37 0.72 2.17

1.19 0.54 1.99

1.17 0.52 1.97

1.15 0.50 1.95

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1.45

1.27

1.25

1.23

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1.85

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1.37

1.35

1.33

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2.37 1.72 3.17

2.07 1.42 2.87

1.77 1.12 2.57

1.47 0.82 2.27

1.29 0.64 2.09

1.27 0.62 2.07

1.25 0.60 2.05

Chukar/Redleg Partridge

2.22

1.92

1.62

1.32

1.14

1.12

1.10

French Redleg (Only available certain weeks)

3.50

3.00

2.75

2.40

2.15

2.15

2.15

Peepers. Control overly aggressive behavior with peepers. MacFarlane Pheasants uses peepers on most of their pheasants. Peepers are used to reduce pecking and aggressive behavior between the pheasants, which allows them to be raised at a higher density with better results. This product does not harm the pheasant or hinder bill growth. Minimum order is 50 ................................$.15 each plus shipping. Call 1-800-345-8348 to order.

Facts on Raising Gamebirds By Dianne Tumey This book covers everything on raising game birds, from incubation through maturity. It gives you the facts on many game birds including pheasants, partridge, quail, and guineas. In addition, this book is packed with information on disease and predator control. Complete with a list of sources on where to get equipment, this book is a must for beginners and professionals alike. Soft cover, 65 pages ............$15.50 includes shipping

Game Bird Breeders Handbook By Allen Woodward, Pran Vohra, & Vern Denton This book outlines the various techniques for breeding game birds. Just a few of the topics covered are: egg/embryo formation, incubation, brooding, flock management, disease control, food quality, genetics, and biosecurity. If you have questions about breeding game birds, this book will answer them. Soft cover, 495 pages ............................................$43.25 includes shipping

MacFarlane Vitamin Pack

•Shipping and handling is additional and determined by quantity ordered and destination. Call for shipping and handling quote or visit www.pheasant.com/shippingrates/ •We ship throughout the United States by US Postal Service through Priority Mail. Alaska and Hawaii orders ship via air freight. •We ship to Canada and overseas via air freight; minimum order is 3000. Please call for a price quote on international orders.

A 4 oz dissolvable vitamin pack ensures healthier and better feathered game birds. These vitamins were specifically formulated for our superior pheasants. $3.99 plus shipping. Call 1-800-345-8348 to order.

Egg Prices MINIMUM ORDER IS 420 EGGS

TYPE OF EGG PER EGG TYPE OF EGG PER EGG Chinese Ringneck. . . . . . . . . . . $.75 Manchurian/Ringneck Cross. . . $.85 Kansas Ringneck . . . . . . . . . . . $.80 Melanistic Mutant . . . . . . . . . . $1.05 FOR ORDERS OVER 10 CASES PLEASE CALL FOR A QUOTE. Orders in the United States ship via UPS. Call for a UPS quote.

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Offering Smoked Pheasant, oven ready pheasant, breast meat, pheasant brats and much more and we ship nationwide to your friends, family or customers! 800-345-8348 to order or online at www.pheasantfordinner.com

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is a family owned and operated business. Since our farm was established in 1929, it has become the largest pheasant farm in the United States.

If you need information please call and ask us. We will answer your questions to the best of our ability, and if we don’t know the answers, we will find them and call you back! If you would like a tour, just call us to arrange one; we are always happy to show our customers our farm and management methods. We are located in southern Wisconsin, just two hours from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.

committed to producing quality pheasant chicks, our goal is to provide you, our customer, with the best possible service.

Service with the sale… In addition to being totally

We specialize in breeding, hatching, and raising pheasants with experienced managers overseeing their area of expertise. Over 1.4 million pheasant chicks were hatched here during 2010. Of these, over 1 million were sold as day-old chicks nationwide.

MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. 2821 S US Highway 51 Janesville, WI 53546-8945

MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc.

AMERICAS LARGEST PHEASANT FARM

2011 CHICK CATALOG

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MacFarlane Pheasants 2011 Chick Booklet