Mutations among yellow golden pheasants

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Arbor, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. Arbor

    Arbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone heard of or seen any mutations of the yellow golden pheasant? I have come across some photos of a mature male that had a cape that was the same yellow as the breast (as opposed to the normal golden orange cape). Anyone seen this? Or other oddities among feather patterns?
     
  2. birdman55

    birdman55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it would be a mix of somesort....people are trying to get new colors and breeding with other birds....
    the bird on the right is a silver yellow golden female in the middle is a yellow golden female
    notice the difference in the beak and legs different colors...but the rest is the same...and the bird
    on the left is a juvy yellow golden male....hope this helps..all the goldens should have the same pattern
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  3. birdman55

    birdman55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    second to last pic is of peach goldens....
     
  4. Arbor

    Arbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Random bird showed up, not bred for it see photos.
    Yellow golden with yellow cape
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    Yellow golden normal colouring
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    These images are not mine, nor are the birds portrayed in them.
     
  5. birdman55

    birdman55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you look at the tail on the top picture it is not the normal color two a yellow golden...its more like cinnamon color....do you agree
     
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    birdman55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say its the yellow golden...heres my four year old for example...bottom pic was in august...same bird has changed to a sortof peach/yellow during the winter months....top two pics were taken today
     
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  7. Arbor

    Arbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same bird with two normal yellow goldens
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    The colour of the bird is nearly the same, except the cape.
     
  8. birdman55

    birdman55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    huh that's so cool
     
  9. Arbor

    Arbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not 100% sure, but I wonder if that could also be bred by breeding with silver golden over a few generations. I have a "silver golden" that's not so silver, and looks like a washed out yellow. I'm confident that the breeder it got it from did not have a silver golden hen, but was using a yellow golden instead. The resulting male that I have has a light washed out yellow cape.
     
  10. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    It's hard to tell where any of this comes from as there are sooooooooo many people cross breeding these birds and screwing up the gene pool.Where no yellow golden or any golden other then a red golden is a pure bird and not many of them are even pure.
    We need to work on preserving pure birds so there will be some for the future generations to enjoy.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
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