Silver chukar partridge chicks (Alectoris chukar)

The birds above pictured are the first “living” chicks born in my aviaries of the magnificent “silver” mutation of the Chukar partridge (Alectoris chukar).
During the breeding season 2019, I had one fertile egg, but the chick unfortunately never comes out the eggshell and died inside …
These seem to be quite strong and healthy!
Enjoy the pictures …

Chukar partridge eggs on incubating tray

September 2th, 2019.
A few 88 eggs more of Chukar partridge (Alectoris chukar) put into the incubator.
Note that each row corresponds to a different breeding pair, and the colouration of the eggs is not the same from a pair to another one. Some are more brownish, other more silver.

Outside laying cages installations overview

I have some outdoor breeding cage-blocks which are sheltered from rain and drafts while being in the open air.
The animals benefit from natural light and keep pace with the seasons without dimmed artificial lightening. They are:
1 block of 15 trios of Northern bobwhites (Colinus virginianus)
1 block of 12 pairs of Chukar partridges (Alectoris chukar)
4 blocks of 15 trios of Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica)
1 block composed of two thermoregulated chick maternities for very little chicks and 3 growing cages for older chicks.
Below are a few pictures I have taken in 2019 and also three little films :