Quality of Ringneck Pheasant

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by MissD'uccle, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. MissD'uccle

    MissD'uccle Cluck of My Life

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    Hello all! I have a male ringneck pheasant that I raised this year (along with 5 ringneck girls) and was wondering if he was good enough quality to breed or if I should try to find a better one. As these are my first pheasants I'm not too experienced with what they are "supposed" to look like. Thanks all!

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  2. Valley quail breeder

    Valley quail breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice looking Pheasant the one on the far left looks like a Red Golden hen...
     
  3. dutchhollow

    dutchhollow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is his beak normal? The pic makes it look crossed, or misaligned, might just be cause he is eating?
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I've never raised pheasants... only hunted them... to me he looks very beautiful.
     
  5. MissD'uccle

    MissD'uccle Cluck of My Life

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    Thanks all, yes his beak is correct, he must be making a funny face in that pic ...didn't notice it until ya mentioned it! [​IMG] Yes there are some red goldens in there that were all raised together until their pen gets finished (hopefully this week!)

    Will his red "mask" get larger as he ages? He is still somewhat young now (got them mid June as hatchlings). Some of the pictures I see show a much larger mask. Is a small or large mask indicitive of anything?

    Thanks so much for the input! Love to learn about these guys, they are so neat. This male is actually very curious and will come up to me to get mealworms. I adore him.
     
  6. dutchhollow

    dutchhollow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The red on the face will grow, or swell during breeding season in the spring.
     
  7. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MissD'uccle :

    Hello all! I have a male ringneck pheasant that I raised this year (along with 5 ringneck girls) and was wondering if he was good enough quality to breed or if I should try to find a better one. As these are my first pheasants I'm not too experienced with what they are "supposed" to look like. Thanks all!

    As far as "American Ringnecks" are concerned, you've got a good looking bird!! I say that noting that nearly every "Ringneck" in America is blend of several subspecies. There are only a handful (if that many) left that are breeding the pure strains.

    There will be a book published soon all about True Pheasants and their status.

    Dan​
     
  8. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Quote:Yeah, that is a golden!!
     
  9. MissD'uccle

    MissD'uccle Cluck of My Life

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    Thanks for the
    Info Dan. Would love to grab a copy of that book soon [​IMG]
     

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