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In regards to free ranging I wouldn't do it, pheasants are expensive and often can be as dumb as they are beautiful. I've had some get out and I never saw them again. If you are just starting I'd recommend red goldens or lady amhersts. They are pretty and tame very easily (mine will eat out of my hand and are very calm when I go in the pen) BUT these two species will interbreed in captivity which is something heavily frowned upon by pheasant breeders. Not trying to discourage you in any way or start a debate it's just an aspect of the hobby that is definitely worth mentioning as it can cause alot of arguing and that's no fun for anybody

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In regards to free ranging I wouldn't do it, pheasants are expensive and often can be as dumb as they are beautiful. I've had some get out and I never saw them again. If you are just starting I'd recommend red goldens or lady amhersts. They are pretty and tame very easily (mine will eat out of my hand and are very calm when I go in the pen) BUT these two species will interbreed in captivity which is something heavily frowned upon by pheasant breeders. Not trying to discourage you in any way or start a debate it's just an aspect of the hobby that is definitely worth mentioning as it can cause alot of arguing and that's no fun for anybody


Okay, thank you for the help!

They sound kind of like guineas, actually. I used to have an entire flock of them. They looked amazing, but they really weren't the most intelligent.

I'll keep them in a pen, if I get some.

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