Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Golden Pheasant

Male Golden Pheasants can be easily identified by their bright coloring. They have a golden crest tipped with red which extends from the top of their heads, down their necks. They have bright red underparts, dark colored wings and a pale brown, long, barred tail. Their rumps are also golden, upper backs are green and they have bright yellow eyes with a small black pupil. Their face, throat and chin are a rust color and their wattles and orbital skin are yellow. Beak, legs and feet are also yellow.

Female Golden Pheasants are less colorful and more duller than males. They have a mottled brown plumage, pale brown face, throat, breast and sides, pale yellow feet and are more slender in appearance.


  1. WOW.......what a beauty. Amazing how dull the females look.

  2. I have never seen the male before. Awesome. Thank you

  3. My dad used to raise these, among others. I loved watching all of them. There are some beautiful pheasants out there. Two of my brothers have just started getting into pheasants. Looking forward to their flocks growing.