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My goal is not just to breed Red Golden's and Lady Amherst Pheasants,
My goal is to produce the very finest pure-bred birds found anywhere.
I went to great time and expense 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, the hens like lots of cover especially around mating season and when they
start laying their eggs.
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 have yellow eyes and 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 yellow. The males do not acquire
their beautiful colors until they are in their second year, usually around July. Most
cocks and hens are fertile in their first year, the hens start laying eggs in April. If
the eggs are taken away they will continue to lay sometimes even to the end of June.
The hen, as in most pheasants, has a much duller coloration than the male. At first
site, she is an overall brown in color 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. Her legs are a very dull yellow, not bright like
the cocks and her eyes will be brown.
|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 Mail Express Service.
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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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