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My goal is not just to breed Red Goldens and Lady Amherst Pheasants,
My goal is to produce the very finest pure-bred birds found anywhere.
I went to great time and expence to find just the right breeding stock.
If you decide to buy birds from me, be assured that you are getting
the best pure-bred stock.
The beautiful Red Golden Pheasant is one of the most popular of all the
ornamental pheasant species kept in captivity. It is very hardy, easy to keep
and great for beginners. The Golden has been kept in captivity since as early
as 1700 and perhaps was the first type of pheasant brought to North
America. Some historians say that George Washington may have kept them
at Mt. Vernon! For being so well known and familiar in captivity, very little
is known of their them in their wild habits. They were originally discovered
in the thick mountainous bamboo forests of central China. When you are
building you pen you should keep that in mind.
This species makes up the group of pheasants called the Ruffed Pheasants,
genus Chrysolophus. They are named for their cape or ruff which they
spread around their face and neck during courtship.
The males are brilliantly colored having a golden-yellow crest with a hint of
red at the tip. The face, throat, chin, and the sides of neck are rusty tan. The
wattles and orbital skin are both yellow in color, and the ruff or cape is light
orange. The upper back is green and the rest of the back and rump are
golden-yellow in color. The tertiary's are blue where as the scapulars are
dark red. Another characteristic of the male plumage
is the central tail feathers which are black spotted with cinnamon as well as
the tip of the tail being a cinnamon buff. The upper tail coverts are the same
color as the central tail feathers. Males also have a scarlet breast, and
scarlet and light chestnut flanks and under parts. Lower legs and feet are a
dull yellow. The males do not acquire their beautiful colors until their
second year, first year cocks are often fertile.
Up to four hens can be bred to a mature cock with good fertility.
The hen, as in most pheasants, has a much duller coloration than the male.
At first site, she is an overall refocus brown with dark barring and a buff
face and throat. The breast and sides are a barred buff and blackish brown.
Her abdomen is a plain buff which varies from hen to hen.
Both sexes have yellow legs and bill.
|Warning, when buying Red Golden's or Lady Amherst just remember all are
not created equal. Some breeders over the years have bred other types of
pheasants into them, or have crossbred the Red Golden's with the Lady Amherst, so they are
not pure bred birds and this will show in their adult plumage.
All my birds are from pure bred stock
Birds can be shipped anywhere in the U.S. by U.S. Postal Express Service.
For shipping quotes, current price, or more information
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If you would like a shipping quote, please include your zip code and the number of birds.
It cost only pennies to keep Red Golden & Lady Amherst Pheasants.
They are beautiful birds to watch and very easy to keep.
I get hundreds of email's from people looking for birds, I'll try my best to get back to you as soon as possible. Please don't ask
me to call you by phone, its much easier for me to use email, then we'll have a record of our conversations. If you have
questions, please check out all the pages on this site. Chances are, you'll find what your looking for. If you can't, please email
me, I'm always glad to help if I can.
If you have never kept birds before, and would like to, let me know. I can help get you started with your own backyard aviary.
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