Lady Amherst experts??

aticiabray

Chirping
7 Years
May 28, 2013
79
8
96
Washington
I have been told that it can take up to a year to know the gender for sure of a Lady Amherst. Is this true? I was wondering what you guys thought I had here.
I was thinking it was a male but it's eyes haven't changed... It was hatched on May 31st so that puts it around 16 weeks. If it were a male, its eyes would have changed by now right??
Anyway, here it is. Let me know your thoughts.
(This is all one pheasant. Just different pics of it. Not more than one.)
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Pheasant

Songster
Aug 23, 2012
56
4
101
This is definitely a Male you can tell bye the tail which has a silver tone to it and dark thick stripes and you can notice the orange color in side tail feathers. Females have a brownish color tail with thin dark stripes. Also you can notice the blueish patch around the eyes, females have no patch around the eyes. Finally you can begin to see the green adult male plumage on its back. I have had Lady Amherst pheasants in the past and with these pheasants eye coloration really does not help as it does with Golden and Yellow Golden pheasants. You can usually tell their sex in about 3 to 5 months.
 

Tony K T

Crowing
11 Years
Jul 28, 2008
4,382
396
296
New Hampshire
I beg to differ.I say a female because of the brown eyes.Plus at that age there should be signs of a teardrop on the bottom of the eye if it was a male.
In N.H.,Tony
 

destinduck

obsessed with "ducks"
11 Years
Mar 20, 2008
2,627
82
231
n.w.FLORIDA
I didnt see this post till just now. I would have said male in the begginning because of the coloration. But correct me if Im wrong yall. Cant a female with messed up ovaries display male traits? I know on waterfowl they do. But cant remember on the pheasants. Anyway if you just have to be certain vent sex them. I will say male now and hopefully no ovary problem involved.
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Alien

In the Brooder
9 Years
Apr 8, 2010
65
2
29
100% male, you could see that by your earlier post. Sometimes older females will develop male coloring. Never seen it in first year birds
 

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