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Discussion in 'Birds' started by West, Oct 12, 2017.
Both are Male
Wow - that guy has some seriously vibrant colors!
Very pretty alright.
Beautiful colors on that bird. Well done.
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.
Just out of curiosity, where would one get a pheasant like that, are there breeders, just like dogs?
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.
Very interesting, you have given me some ideas. Here's a Peafowl in flight (internet photo)
The colors and patterns are incredible.
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.