|This is Bart. He
was s a Red-Golden Pheasant.
These type of birds have very beautiful colors. Their life span is about 5-6 years.
In general they are not very friendly birds, but they are beautiful.
Bart the red-golden pheasant lived most his
live alone. I put a female in with him, but he killed it. I then tried a second
female, he killed that one also.
He would kill any females I put in his pen, but if I put young turkeys or
rabbits in with him, he did not bother them. In fact, he lived with a
rabbit for a while and seemed to like the rabbit.
Bart would start to
molt around October of every year. His colors would fade, he would
loose his long tail feather, but before spring, his colors would come back
just as beautiful as in the summer...
(Bart died in 2001 )