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Green pheasants?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by muscovy94, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Songster

    Nov 11, 2008
    Vicksburg, MS
    Hey I am considering buying some green pheasant eggs I found. Are green pheasants just a color mutation of the ringneck? Because I heard something about green pheasants being japanese or something? They are the same species as regular ringnecks, right?
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2010
  2. turkaholic

    turkaholic Songster

    Jan 2, 2010
    You are probably refering to the Green mutation ringnecks, sometimes called green melanistics. They are a mutation of the common ringneck and in no way the same as the Japanese Green Pheasant, a separate species and very different in plumage pattern. True Japanese greens are hard to come by, and unlikely someone would be offering eggs, but I guess you could be lucky!
  3. HIS Paintbrush

    HIS Paintbrush In the Brooder

    Jan 31, 2012
    Ok, the Japanese pheasants are a completely different species than the Chinese ringneck[​IMG]. So where can a person get these? I asked this because I posted a few picks of them I pulled off the web. They are completely beautiful and unlike any ring necks I've seen.

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