Alectoris chukar L., Phasianidae
The chukar partridge is a stunningly beautiful wild bird. It has its native range in the arid and semiarid regions of Europe and Asia. The chukar was introduced to North America as a game bird in the late 1800s. It is a bird of cold arid and semiarid climates, very well adapted to our Saskatchewan climate. Its beautiful face mask makes this bird look like the Zorro of the avian world.
Chukar eggs are cream-colored with tiny brown speckles. They are almost the size of a small chicken egg, delicious to eat. The eggs can be used for incubation and raising your own birds. They are perfect for school projects.
We raise our own chukars year-round in large solar aviaries. They are a highly communicative bird, happy and healthy, eating greens, seeds, and a variety of insects — everything that we wild-harvest in our Forest Garden.
We offer chukar eggs for incubation, chukar chicks, and adult chukars for meat or pets.