Chukar chicks were available by mail for as little as 75 cents each nor that long ago. I'd guess they're full sized in 2 months - 10 weeks. Bobwhite are also very cheaply obtained and therefore lightly restrained.Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone -------- Original message --------From: Roy Lowe <roy.loweiii...> Date: 8/25/20 5:20 PM (GMT-08:00) To: <d_villa...> Cc: <tc...>, <pat2ly...>, <obol...> Subject: [obol] Re: Bird ID picture attached Chukars are raised by hunters to train their dogs. These are probably escapees. Roy LoweOn Aug 25, 2020, at 5:08 PM, dawn v <d_villa...> wrote:How odd - I just posted about a Chukar here in Lincoln City... Where are they coming from? Do people keep them and raise them?
dawn v Lincoln City/Nelscott
Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 5:04 PM From: "Tom Crabtree" <tc...> To: <pat2ly...>, <obol...> Subject: [obol] Re: Bird ID picture attached
It is a Chukar. It is obviously not a wild bird to end up in Salem.
From: <obol-bounce...> [mailto:<obol-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Pat Tilley Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 5:02 PM To: <obol...> Subject: [obol] Bird ID picture attached
Picture taken mid-spring in South Salem by friend of friend.. Sent to me today. Story is bird flew into window. Home owner tried to catch it—some kind of ‘chicken’. Bird flew away and not seen again. I know nothing about how it comes to being offered watermelon. I think the bird is a Chukar. I’ve only seen one once in E. OR. What’s it doing in Salem? Please ID the bird. Thanks Pat Tilley