A group of pheasants which are being raised by only a handful of people around the world are the sub-species of the true pheasant. There are more than 30 of them and many are distinctly different than the ring neck pheasant that most see in the wild and aviaries around the world. In the last few years I've started to raise a few of them myself. It is very hard to get stock and impossible on some of the subspecies, especially here in North America. The pheasants below are P.C. Talischensis or Talish for short. They are from Azerbaijan were they are on the verge of extinction. Only a handful of breeders have them here and when I got the eggs last spring from a breeder he told me that they were beautiful and now that they are beginning to color out I can see what he means! I ended up with 2 pair and I hope they breed well next spring. I only wish I could get another bloodline. I have also started raising Japanese Greens (P. vesicolor) I'm not sure which subspecies they are but they are beautiful to look at. It took me almost three years to obtain stock! And, yes they are flighty and very hard to photograph. Notice the color of the hen. Many try to sell mixed blooded melanistics as greens. Their hens are much darker almost like dark chocolate. True Vesicolor never have a neck ring.