Chinese Pheasant

Discussion in 'Birds' started by West, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. West

    West

    Jan 2, 2012
    Vancouver BC
    Bird Chinese Pheasant (1).JPG Bird Chinese Pheasant (2).JPG Bird Chinese Pheasant.JPG Both are Male
     
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  2. Wow - that guy has some seriously vibrant colors!
     
  3. West

    West

    Jan 2, 2012
    Vancouver BC
    Very pretty alright.

    Bird Chinese Pheasant 4.JPG
     
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  4. Beautiful colors on that bird. Well done.
     
  5. Ann_JS

    Ann_JS

    481
    Feb 18, 2015
    New York State
    Great pictures of some beautiful pheasants — especially the close-up in the first picture!
    The second bird is a Golden Pheasant (we used to keep them); the first one may be a "Lady Amherst" but I don't know that for sure.
     
  6. West

    West

    Jan 2, 2012
    Vancouver BC
    Thanks
    Just out of curiosity, where would one get a pheasant like that, are there breeders, just like dogs?
    Bird chinese pheasant 58.JPG
     
  7. Ann_JS

    Ann_JS

    481
    Feb 18, 2015
    New York State
    There are Breeders. Google will show names and there are Cage and Aviary Birds magazines which may list them.
    Breeders usually sell young birds in September but take orders earlier.

    They will probably suggest that you buy a trio (one cock and two hens). We kept them in England where the climate is milder than here in NY State and where there are fewer predators. We also had Peafowl which are easier to keep Free Range (as they will stay close to the house and roost at night in high trees out of harm's way) while Free Range pheasants tend to take off for the nearest thick woodland and valley bottom.

    Another possibility is to buy eggs and incubate them but you then need to play the part of Mother Hen for some months until they are fully feathered and can fly.
     
  8. West

    West

    Jan 2, 2012
    Vancouver BC
  9. The colors and patterns are incredible.
     
  10. Ann_JS

    Ann_JS

    481
    Feb 18, 2015
    New York State
    That magnificent flying Peacock looks like a Green Burmese one.
    They are magnificent but quite aggressive and they need tropical temperatures.

    The Indian Blue Peacock, on the other hand, can withstand very cold winters and ours have always very gentle and friendly.
     
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