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Has anybody had experience with Green Pheasants?
I have been offered some today ,but they seem expensive .
I have no knowledge of what they are ,except i have just googled them,
They look stunning
Any help please
They look big birds ,do they need lots of room?

post #2 of 21

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/24704_last_shot_of_our_dog_of_10_yrs_popeye_029.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/24704_dscf2929.jpg

Here are a couple of my
Domestic Green Ringnecks.

This has been a very touchy subject for some lately.
You might want to get a pic of the accuale bird and post it to make sure that it's not a cross between a couple of different birds that someone is telling you that are GREENS>
Just a heads up.


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post #3 of 21

The pictures above appear to be crosses of ring neck and melanistics..those are not versicolor..what you should call them is mutants thats a term i like to use with my mixed crosses. Ive had males that look very similar from the crossing of ring neck type against melanistics.

The true green pheasants (versicolor) are rare in this country(USA) to my knowledge and Ive been around for awhile and i don't know anybody that even has them or sells them..

PS.. Ive also done a inactive search on versicolor and TRUE green pheasant versicolor at egg bid and nothing comes up as any ever being sold there as well. normally you would think some had been sold at one time or another, so they are defiantly very rare here in the USA.

Check Dan Cowells site out, if anybody has them you may find them there..
http://www.gbwf.org/pheasants/green_pheasant.html

http://www.gbwf.org/


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post #4 of 21

I have the true Japanese Green versicolor, and it took me a long time to track down the real deal. They are a smaller pheasant than the ringnecks or their mutations, and extremely flighty and shy.  If you get them, provide a good size pen, even for one pair and plenty of cover for them to hide in.  They are getting harder to find and it is my hope to keep a flock going. I don't know how closely related the birds left in the US may be.  This will be my first year with them.

Turkeys:  Eastern ,  Merriam , Narragansett, Silver Auburn, Blue Red Bronze, Standard Bronze,    True Pheasants: Pallasi, Khirgiz, Syr Dyra, Northern and Southern Japanese Versicolor, S. Caucasian , Zarudny , Bianchi, Strauch  Quail: Butler Bobs,

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Turkeys:  Eastern ,  Merriam , Narragansett, Silver Auburn, Blue Red Bronze, Standard Bronze,    True Pheasants: Pallasi, Khirgiz, Syr Dyra, Northern and Southern Japanese Versicolor, S. Caucasian , Zarudny , Bianchi, Strauch  Quail: Butler Bobs,

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post #5 of 21
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i hope i am allowed to do this but here are some pics of the Green pheasants i have been offered.
Do they look genuine ??? the pictures i have off the internet of the hen and the cock look good as a match any help please
chris

http://www.bezplatno.net/index.html?page=view_slideshow&id=534175&popup=yes&current=534175_large_1269965894.jpg

post #6 of 21

Those are the same birds that I have.
They are called Domestic Green Ringnecks, Not versicolor and yes are a cross using a Mutant Melanistic or Black or Korean(all the same bird) with another type of ringneck most commonly a regular Chinese.
There pretty, but not a pure breed.
I'd get em', why not?
Mike

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post #7 of 21

This is a pure Japanese Green (Versicolor). Notice the golden eye and the bluish color on the shoulder. They are very skiddish. I need to find a couple of hens for my rooster.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/47083_dsc_0196.jpg

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Thanks for replies
Would the eggs be fertile form this mix??

They want aprox $240 is that fair for 1 cock an 3 hens .
But as you say they are pretty wink

post #9 of 21

Yes, the eggs are fertile.
Seems like an okay price for the 4.
You'll only have more coming this time of year.
People really like this breed, I have found out!
I have been selling them to the same people for year(s).
Good luck,
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Highflyer

Thanks for replies
Would the eggs be fertile form this mix??

They want aprox $240 is that fair for 1 cock an 3 hens .
But as you say they are pretty wink


240.00 for a male and 3 hens of what?Please snd me name of who is selling them and I may be able to tell you if his are pure.
In N.H.,Tony.


Edited by Tony K T - 4/2/10 at 2:24pm
Raising ornamental pheasants in temminick,saytr,eliot,swinhoe,mikado,lewis silver,impeyan,humes,brown eared,and grey peacock pheasant,diamond doves and cockatiels.New additions cheers and blue eareds.
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Raising ornamental pheasants in temminick,saytr,eliot,swinhoe,mikado,lewis silver,impeyan,humes,brown eared,and grey peacock pheasant,diamond doves and cockatiels.New additions cheers and blue eareds.
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