Color variations of ring necks

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by mellorik, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. mellorik

    mellorik New Egg

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    I have been raising ring necks for 3 years now and have always wondered why some have blue backs and some have purple?
     
  2. Ntsees

    Ntsees Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The vast majority of ring-necked pheasants here in the United States (I'm assuming you are from the US) are hybridized birds from various pheasant subspecies. The differences in the color that you've mentioned might be due to the specific bird having more of the genotype of a specific subspecies. The below link references the original true pheasant subspecies. Though they are the same species, each subspecies has it's own color plumage specific to their original range/region in Asia.

    http://www.vowersweimaraners.com/true_pheasants_-_phasianus
     
  3. mellorik

    mellorik New Egg

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    Thanks for the info!!!! very good to know! I am also not in it for $$ I just love birds. I am turning a 5 acre parcel in WA state into a bird sanctuary, surrounded on 2 sides by state land. Again, thanks for the info..........................
     
  4. Alien

    Alien Out Of The Brooder

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    What part of Wa. State?
     
  5. mellorik

    mellorik New Egg

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    about 10 miles West of Port Angeles, called Freshwater Bay
     

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