Considering raising exotic pheasants.
Those aren't exotics,they are cross breeds!
That's what I said cross breeds!There is only 1 pure golden and that's the red golden.All others are mutations(cross breeds).
It's just a genetic mutation within the Golden species. One or two showed up randomly and through selective breeding the trait was established. They were never bred to anything outside their species so they are still Golden pheasants. Cross breeding denotes that they are a breeding of two different species within the same genus which they are not. Different colors still make them Golden pheasants they're just a different color and since the trait appeared as a mutation in red goldens they're pure blooded they just look different.
Maybe you didn't read the part where there is only 1 pure golden,and that's a red golden.Yes the yell golden has been established,but is still a mutation.So how can you breed a golden to a golden and come up with different mutations?They have been crossed,either by natural or artificially.