A ‘Ruffed Pheasant’, the Golden Pheasant is known for its ruff (cape) which is spread across their face and neck during courtship. It is also known as the ‘Chinese Pheasant’, native to the mountainous forests of Western and Central China. It is believed the first type of pheasant brought to North America was the golden pheasant.
The PECk-O-MATIC Automatic Pheasant Feeder helps combat the wastage of feed that used to happen with traditional feeding methods. For corn, the apt size of the regulator disc would be ¾-inch or 1 inch. The 3/8-inch regulator disc from PECk-O-MATIC Automatic Pheasant Feeder can be used when crumble or milo constitutes the feed.
The Golden Pheasant is smaller than a pheasant. The male has a bright coloring. A golden crest tipped with red extends from the top of their heads down their necks with dark colored wings and long barred tails, pale brown in color. Their rumps are golden, upper backs green and they have bright yellow eyes with a small black pupil. Their face, throat and chin are rust colored. Yellow is the color of their wattles, orbital skin, beak, legs and feet Female Golden Pheasants are less colorful with a mottled brown plumage, pale brown face, throat, breast and sides, pale yellow feet and are more slender.
This breed roosts in trees at night. They are winter hardy and can withstand bitterly cold temperatures with little or no shelter. Plenty of shade is required during the hot summer months. The Golden Pheasant’s preferred habitats are dense forests and woodlands and sparse undergrowth. They feed on the ground on grain, invertebrates, berries, grubs and seeds as well as other kinds of vegetation.