Golden Pheasants

Chrysolophus pictus

"Roger," one of my Golden males
Photo courtesy of Virginia Martin

All about Ruffed Pheasants: Lady Amherst's and Golden Pheasants, by Leland B. Hayes is available as a CD.


Golden Links:

Dan Cowell's page on Golden pheasants \

Red Goldens at The Easy Chicken

Stevens Poultry Farm

Goldens and Yellow Goldens at Texas Peafowl Farm


Male
Photo courtesy of Beth Upton

A male displaying
Photo courtesy of Beth Upton

A Golden Pheasant hen in an aviary at the Lowry Park Zoo

A Snowflake hen, Shahbazin's beautiful new mutant of the Golden Pheasant
Photo courtesy of Shahbazin

A Red Golden male
Photo courtesy of Kim Roberts

Yellow Goldens are the most common domestic variant of this species
Photo courtesy of Josh Hoffman

Another Yellow Golden pair

Salmon (left) and Yellow golden males
Photo courtesy of Ellen Rockensock

A Dark-throated Golden cock
Photo courtesy of Christina Webster

Dark-throated Goldens roosting
Photo courtesy of Christina Webster

A broody Dark-throated Golden hen
Photo courtesy of Christina Webster

A Dark-throated Red Golden cock bird
Photo courtesy of Ellen Rockensock

My Yellow Golden pair
Photo courtesy of Carol Kelly

Head shot of a Red Golden male
Photo courtesy of Ian Gereg

A closer shot of the heads of a pair of Yellow Goldens
Photo courtesy of Alex Fredin

"Excallybur," Anna's Golden male
Photo courtesy of Anna

A very nice shot of a Yellow Golden male
Photo courtesy of Alvin Fisher

A young Golden hen and a Red Golden cock
Photo courtesy of Mark Rosen

A Yellow Gold male seen running feral in the woods
Photo courtesy of JoAnn Hull

This is a female Red Golden that started to change to male plumage after a couple years of laying. At this point (around 6) she is still laying. First signs, 3 years ago, were her crest turning orange (not gold like the male) and she got a long male-patterned tail. Each year since she's gotten more male plumage, tho' not quite the normal coloring. The male she is with still courts her.
Photos courtesy of Jan Peterka


Hybrids

This is the result (male) of a cross between a Golden Pheasant and a Lady Amherst's

Another male Golden X Lady Amherst's
Photo courtesy of Tommy Green & Seth Jensen

Also check out my Hybrids page


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