Manchurian Cross Pheasants are a cross between a male Pure Manchurian Ringneck Pheasants and a high-quality female Ringneck Pheasant. The pure Manchurian Ringneck parentage is originally from wild birds' eggs collected from Northeastern China. These pheasants are naturally wild characteristics in their physical appearance as well as in their performance. These game birds are medium sized, and have excellent flight capabilities.
A suitable sized regulator disc is helpful when feeding these pheasants. The 3/8-inch regulator disc from PECk-O-MATIC Automatic Pheasant Feeder can be used when crumble or milo constitutes the feed. For corn, the apt size of the regulator disc would be ¾-inch OR 1 inch. The health and productivity of the pheasants is dependent on the feed it receives. It is, therefore, important to include correct nutrients, vitamins and minerals in their diet.
The Manchurian Cross pheasant is a beautiful bird, with a large ring and small white dot on its cheek. Manchurian Ring-necked Pheasants are different from ring-neck pheasants in size. They are larger and even though they have the same basic colors, the Manchurian has a wider white ring, and a distinctive white spot on their cheek. Their backs are shades of blue and slate as opposed to the ring-necked pheasants.
A combination of cropland such as corn, soybean, sunflower, etc. and grassland such as wooded areas, brushy thickets, wetlands is the ideal habitat for the Manchurian Cross. They have also been known to roost in trees. The Manchurian can withstand harsh winters. Manchurian Ringneck Pheasants are bred for flight.