Red Golden pheasants are found in the mountains of central China. They are one of two species that are known as Ruffed pheasants, because the males have a “cape” that they spread around their necks and faces during courtship. Males have a yellow crest and a combination of many bright colors, including orange, black, brown, blue, green, yellow, and scarlet. Clutches range from 4-12 eggs, with a 22-23 day incubation.
They feed on the ground on grain, leaves and invertebrates.
Size: 20 – 30 inches length Weight: 2 1/2 – 3 1/2 lbs Lifespan: 5 – 6 years in the wild.