What is happening?!

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by BobwhiteQuailLover, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Sep 25, 2010
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    My young red male is getting YELLOW feathers on his head! Why is he? Can I still breed him, and sell the chicks?
    O boy.. [​IMG]
    ETA: He has one yellow feather on each side of his head.
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2011
  2. oleduke

    oleduke In the Brooder

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    Hey little buddy, they go through a LOT of changes before they finally reach their adult plumage. I love to watch the changes take place in them, feather by feather etc... Once they are around two years of age they will look like all of the other beautiful RG you have seen others post on here [​IMG]
     
  3. Jmiller429

    Jmiller429 Songster

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    red golden pheasants have a yellow crest on their head when they reach maturity. so this is probably why he is growing yellow feathers.
     
  4. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Phew!
    Thanks guys!
     
  5. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    I didn't know they got yellow! Duhhh
     
  6. 95yj

    95yj Songster

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    thus the name GOLDEN pheasant...
     
  7. Jmiller429

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    [​IMG]
     
  8. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Crowing

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    Quote:what????
    as many threads as you have going on them and as many pics as you have seen and you didnt know they had yellow heads? All goldens do, the body color is the only difference [​IMG]
     
  9. BobwhiteQuailLover

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  10. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Crowing

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    I figured you'd like that one lol
     

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