Goldens come from China.
- Breed Colors/Varieties:
- Silver, Peach, Red, Yellow, Splash, and Dark Throated Goldens.
- Breed Size:
- Large Fowl
Golden Pheasants are pretty easy to raise. Chicks need 24% Gamebird Starter, and fresh water at ALL times. I like to put marbles in the waterer to prevent drowning. They can go outside in a grow-out pen at 6 wks. of age. They are the best pheasant breed for beginners and are quite tame! They weigh about 2 pounds at maturity, and they are ORNAMENTAL pheasants. They don't need any special housing, just a run covered with wire, and a doghouse like shelter. They are somewhat loud in breeding season (males)Breeding season lasts a few months. And best kept in pairs, trios, or 1 male to 3 hens.
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Recent User Reviews
"Gateway eye candy"
Pros - Easy to raise and breed. Spectacular and various colors in a small package. Tame easily to hand feeding.
Cons - Require larger enclosures than other poultry.
Golden pheasants are the gateway to ornimental pheasants. There colors an temperment make for some most enjoyable "other poultry".
They are easy to breed and raise. The most important aspect of rearing pheasants is BIOSECURITY. They should not be kept with other poultry, especially chickens. They can contract diseases from chickens that will kill them and show no sign until too late to attempt treatment.
Anyone contemplating getting pheasants, should consider Goldens as a beginners choice for entering the world of pheasantry.
Pros - Quiet, lovely, small, don't eat much
Cons - Don't lay much, require very high protein and large enclosures
I've always been enamored of Goldens and finally owned a pair, starting April 2016. They're lovely, quiet, little birds that pack a lot if color and beauty into a tiny space. I found their temperaments did best when allowed a very large space with other species of fowl.The Angry Hen likes this.