Melanistic Pheasants-stupid question

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Silly question, but why do they look different? Are they different varieties of melanistic pheasant or is one not really melanistic?
 

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Silly question, but why do they look different? Are they different varieties of melanistic pheasant or is one not really melanistic?
The first one is a 'green' melanistic, the second is also considered a 'green' melanistic but has more of the common ringnecked genes showing in it's phenotype.
 

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