CHUKAR – Straight Run Only!
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Chukar Partridge are a stout 13-14 in long partridge with a light brown back, grey breast, and buff belly. The face is white with a black gorget. It has arufous-streaked flanks, red legs and coral red bills. Sexes are similar, the female slightly small in size and lacking the spur.
The Chukar Partridge is a wonderful sporting bird. Their flashy coloring combined with their high quality and flavorful meat makes them a favorite of avian collectors as well as hunters and dog trainers.
The Chukar Partridge is a handsome bird. They are mostly a beautiful blue-gray and sandy color, but with eye-catching black and white stripes on their flanks with golden or coppery highlights. They have a black stripe framing the lower part of the face and extending around the light-colored throat. A bright red bill, eye rings, and legs add final accents to the dramatic look. Males and females are very similar in coloring, with males being a bit larger and sporting a small spur on their legs.
Range: The natural range of wild Chukar Partridges is Eastern Europe and Western Asia, but they have been naturalized throughout the world.
Habitat: Chukar Partridge are naturally birds of arid, desolate, rocky regions. The breed has done very well in the Rocky Mountains of Western North America, where they were released in 1932. They are great companion birds for the overgrazed areas of the West and also do well in open woodlands and overgrown meadows.