TBF
Tonk Branch Farm
Est.  1995
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Welcome to our website.  Tonk Branch Farm is your resource center for various types of animals you may find intriguing and special.  We have everything from gamebirds which includes bobwhite quailking pigeonschukar partridgeChinese ringneck pheasants and rio grande turkey, to exotic birds and mammals  which include macawsparrotsconureslovebirds, hornbills, lemurs, coatimundis, and acess to monkeys, wallabys, kangaroos, ostrich, emus, rheas, zebras, zebus, zedonks, llamas, alpacas, elk, deer, antelope, hogs, sheep, goats, bison, water buffalo, Long Horns watusi, camels, miniture horses and donkeys.  We encourage you to contact us at anytime you have a question about any published listing.  We like to talk to our customers because we want you to be fulfilled and satisified with every transaction.  We have the capability to ship anywhere in the continental United States.  Depending on the time of year, we ship many of our birds via USPS.  However, we suggest that your birds and mammals be shipped via Delta Cargo (Delta Airlines) when the average temperature is above 80 

     We offer gamebird propagation services for those who wish to repopulate land areas that have become depleted of quail, pheasant, turkey and waterfowl.  Contact us about our habitat enhancement and upland game bird management programs.
We are encouraging landowners to get involved in the game bird conservation.  We believe that if landowners will dedicate themselves with the time and effort required to re-establish game bird population, that it would not only benefit them, but it would generate economic opportunities for others.  

     You can also book an exciting upland wingshooting experience featuring bobwhite quail, chukar and pheasant at one of our North Central Texas venues.  We have accommodations for basic one day hunting packages to all inclusive excecutive hunting packages with exquisite dinning and lodging in the North Texas Hill Country Wildcatter Ranch and Resort.  We are ready to serve you for an experience of a lifetime.

     We also have a trapping service for nuisance animals.  We generally operate within 50 miles of the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.  However, many times, we can refer you to a trapper in your city or state.  We feel that an inexperienced person should never attempt to trap or corral a wild animal.  Please contact us by phone or email if you have a problem or questions.  We hope this site is beneficial to you.  We will continue to build to make this site the best.  Questions and comments can be emailed to ecj@brazosnet.com


Thank You

Management
TBF
A subsidiary of E3 Land Development Company
Texas Pullorum-Typhoid  Certificate   #201207-2504-19         

Federal Permit  # MB4369A-0
Please email any questions or comments or purchase request: ecj@brazosnet.com


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940-232-7559






Animal Health

Tonk Branch Farm is introducing its animal health products page in which visitors can view a listing of widely used products for avian health.

We encourage you to contact us by phone or email for other products not listed.  Many time we can access those products much faster.

Game Birds For Sale

      Getting up at the crack of dawn on a cool brisk morning in the late fall or winter to get your bag limit of these challenging flyers is what it's all about.  There is not a better scene than to scare up a covey of quail or bust a big ringneck rooster wild sauntering through the fields.   In many areas across the land, that scenrio has become a thing of the past.  Hunting wild birds has diminshed at an alarming rate due to natural environmental factors.   At the present, released or pen-raised bird hunts are becoming popular in upland hunting.  There more and more upland game ranches and preserves that offer everything from basic day hunts to exclusive multiple day hunts with all the eminities one could ever think of.  Those venues are great as long as the birds are planted properly and hunted in a safe manner.  However, one day, we hope that the restoration of wild birds will once again sustain and create the natural experience we've enjoyed in the past.  In order to restore the wild bird population to a vibrant and sustainable status,  landowners, farmers, rancher and game preserves must all participate in game bird management.  Game bird management is a structured program in which the landowner, inconjunction with wildlife biologist, identify the obvious needs of a given property through vegetation analysis, habitat analysis and water supply that exist at the time of the evaluation.   Once the evaluation is complete, the biologist or game bird manager will prescribe a plan to be implemented on the property.  The prescribed plan may involve planting, clearing, burning and constructing game bird encampments.   Most of these plans start with five year projections and are then evaluated annually to develop a comprehensive progress report.  Annual progress reports are important and should be compiled throughout the program's existence.   There are national organizations that have been developed to encourage game bird conservation.  Those organizations can be helpful if you want to join and become a member.  Tonk Branch Farm is a major source for game birds.  Many hobbyist, breeders and gamesmen use our birds for their personal intents.  We encourage game bird breeding and propagation to restore a sustainable populations of game birds.  You may contact our sister organization UPLAND GAME MANAGEMENT Group (UGM) (940-232-4989) to get more information on how to approach a game bird management program on your property.     

Waterfowl for Exhibition and Sport

We handle a variety of Anseriformes for exhibition and sporting purposes.  Anseriformes are the order of about 150 species of birds which are classified as three families: the Anhimidae (screamers), Anseranatidae (the Magpie goose), and the Anatidae, which includes over 140 species of waterfowl such as geese, ducks and swans. 




Various species of the order Anseriformes are regared as strictly ornamental and are kept as exhibition animals for public and private viewing and not for sporting purposes.  We don't handle every species there is.  However, please contact us for the availability of a species we don't present.














Mandarin Duck  (Aix galericulata)  Is an Esat Asian perching duck that exhibits unmistakenly brilliant plummage.  On the male, the breast is purple with two white verticle bars and has two orange sails at the rear.  Th female is somewhat colorless with a white eye ring and white stripe running horizontal from the eye.  There are various mutations that have developed over the years in Mandarins.  There are white, apricots, and platinums to name a few.  The Mandarin duck is a close relative to the wooduck.  Mandarins breed in the same conditions and environments as Wooducks, nesting in tree cavities in densely wooded areas near marshes and shallow lakes.  Once their ducklings are born, the female will fly to the ground as to encourage them to fall to the ground where they will then follow her to a body of water nearby.  The  males do not participate in the brooding process or care of duckling, but will stand guard as to alarm its mate of eminent danger.    The Mandarin diet vary with the seasons.  In summer, they eat dew worms, small fish, frogs mollusk and small snakes.  In spring, they eat insects and aquatic plants.  During the fall and winter months, they mainly eat acorns and grains.  In captivity, they can be maintained on a grain ration with mid-level protein additives.   Mandarin ducks are a shy species, but will add beauty to your collectionAlthough the sexes are colored differently, during the moulting periods, the male birds lose all of their color.  We sale most of our ducks as pairs.  Unless we have an over abundance of one sex, we normally won't sell individual sexes.  Check availability and prices











Shelducks (genus Tadorna) are semi-terrestrial waterfowl that are of medium size considered to between a duck and a goose, ie gooselike ducks.
                                              The sexes are colored slightly differently in most species and in some species,  both sexes have a red bill.  All species 
                                              exhibit an upperwing coloration in flight.  Their diet consist of wrinkles, crabs as well as grasses and other plant life.


         
                                                 


                                                   



                                                   Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna) is widespread and common in eurasia and breeds in subtropical regions.  
                                                                                                          This species resembles a short necked goose with a dark green head, reddish-pink bill, pink 
                                                                                                          feet a white body with chestnut patches and a black underside.  The male and female are very 
                                                                                                          similar.  The male is more vibrantly colored during breeding season and exhibits a recognizable 
                                                                                                          knob at the forehead. 





                                                                                                                                                                

                                                   Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea) is a bird that is common across the Asian range, but exist in small populations in northwest africa
                                                                                                         and Ethiopia, Iceland, Great Brittain and Ireland.  This species has orange-brown plummage, with a
                                                                                                         paler or off-colorded head.  Their wing are white with black flight feathers.  The sexes are very 
                                                                                                         simular whereas the male displays a black ring at the bottom of its neck during breeding season 
                                                                                                         and the female show a prominant white face patch.  This species is a summer breeder 











 Some Anseriformes are revered wingshooting species.   If your desire is hunt wild waterfowl on your public reserve, private lake or pond, let us supply the birds.  We can also assist you with habitat requirements and release methods.    All migratory birds must be documented and reported to the US Fish & Wildlife Service upon sale.  You must contact your local and state authorities regarding migratory birds.  Some migratory species such as Canadian Geese are strictly prohibited.  




























































































  Mallard       Mandarin     Mute Swan   Green Wing Teal    Northern Pintail      Red Head        American Wooduck
Ringed Teal
Game birds will go on sale October 5, 2012.......................................Get your orders in early..................................................Please contact your state wildlife agency for restrictions and regulations regarding Game birds...............................................................................CONTACT US TODAY ! 940-232-7559 .....or email ecj@brazosnet.com....................Your business is greatly appreciated!
Waterfowl and exihibition birds will soon be availabe for shipping.......................... ........................................................We wil have an asortment of ornamental ducks, geese swans and waterfowl for sale......................................... We now have most popular breeds available. Get your orders in early..................................................Please contact your state wildlife agency for restrictions and regulations regarding Migratory Waterfowl...............................................................................CONTACT US TODAY ! 940-232-7559 .....or email ecj@brazosnet.com....................Your business is greatly appreciated!
Our Most Popular Species For Sale
Shelducks
Mandarin Ducks
Wooducks
The Birds
Common Pheasant (Ring-necked Pheasant)
Phasianus colchicus

The Ultimate in Upland Hunting

The Ring-necked pheasant is one of the most well known game birds in North Ameriaca.  It is the most widespread and most hunted species of game birds in the world.  The Ring-necked pheasant is native to Asia.  The Ring-necked pheasant is the also state bird of South Dakota.  The rooster (shown left) is most showy of the sexes.  The hen exhibits hardly no color at all.  Juvenile birds look similar to the hen until they began to mature.  Ringnecks are gregarious birds that form loose flocks in non hunting season conditions.  During hunting season, they become wiery of humans and will duck for cover at the sound of a hunting party.  Ring-necks are considered short distance fliers.  They prefer to run rather than fly.  If you were to encounter a sitting bird, you will soon be startled by its busting ecape.  An experience you will never forget.  In some states, Ring necked pheasant populations have seen considerable declines over the past few years due to warmer climates during the breeding and rearing process.  Ring- necked pheasants habitate on the ground.  This gives rodents and other predators a chance to wipe out an entire clutch of eggs or chicks. 
Where Did All The Quail Go

In the past 10 ten years there has been a notable decline in bowhite quail populations across the united states.  Some states have not seen the noticible declines as others have endured.   However, reports show that the decline is a national concern.   There have been many claims made to the reason for the decline in populations, which go from excessive heat and drought to fire ants.  Wildlife biologist do admit that there are a number of factors that have contributed to the decline.  We understand that there are contributing factors beyond human control, such as drastic climate flucuations.  However we believe that there are factors that can be helped by mankind, such as habitat conservation where the habitat is enhanced by creating better feeding, watering and cover environments.   In conjunction with UPLAND GAME MANAGEMENT Group (UGM) (940-232-4989), we are providing game bird management services to ranchers, range managers, upland hunting enthusiast, conservation organizations or anyone who find an interest in game bird management and sport.  Our goal here is to assist land owners with the resources needed to improve their game bird habitat.  We provide everything from seed to heavy equipment operations.
Bigger Than A Quail


The Chukar Partridge is native to Asia.  Although not native to the United States, chukar (red legged partridge) have maintained sustainable populations in states such as Utah, Oregon, Nevada and Idaho in the open rocky hillsides and cultivated prairies.  These states are experiencing dryer climates and warmer than usual temperatures which cause unpredictable production rates.  Chukars have been introduced in many other states as a pen-raised or released game bird for upland hunting adventures.
Strutin, Cluckin & Purrin



In some areas, the wild turkey populations are in decline.  Here again, there are circumstances that fall beyond our control that factor greatly in these declines.
Northern Bobwhite (Bobwhite Quail)
Colinus virginianus

Chukar Partridge (Chukar)
Alectoris chukar

Wild Turkey
Meleagris gallopavo

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