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Black and white pheasant chick

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We hatched out some ring neck pheasants..still have 80 more to hatch..one of the little ones didn't come out striped like the others..it is dark with white tips on wings and a white ring on neck and below eyes..it is just getting feathers around 3-4 days old any idea what happened to the color of this one
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From your description, it's a melanistic mutation.
Sean in TX Raising/breeding: Red golden, Yellow golden, Lady Amherst, Elliot, Bianchi, Versicolor, Reeves, Ijima Copper, Green melanistic, Kansas ring-necked, Kirghiz(Mongolian), Southern Caucasus(Black necked), Corsica Red Legged partridge, Greater prairie chickens, Blue quail, Gamble quail.
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Sean in TX Raising/breeding: Red golden, Yellow golden, Lady Amherst, Elliot, Bianchi, Versicolor, Reeves, Ijima Copper, Green melanistic, Kansas ring-necked, Kirghiz(Mongolian), Southern Caucasus(Black necked), Corsica Red Legged partridge, Greater prairie chickens, Blue quail, Gamble quail.
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