When do ornamental pheasants molt??

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by tonini3059, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    My pheasants are looking kind of ratty and you think that they would molt before breeding season.
     
  2. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What species? Unless they were induced by lighting, most will molt when the breeding season is over - usually July through September.

    Diet, housing, and weather conditions can affect their appearance as well.

    Dan
     
  3. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
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    They are kept outside so that is why they are ratty. This will be their second year so they should be getting their full adult colors in. I have Reeves, Red Golden and Lady Amherst.
     
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  4. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
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    Plus their housing was small before we got them.
     
  5. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like what you mentioned could all be factors.

    Time and space will get them looking better.

    Dan
     

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