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I pictured this Pheasant but cannot readily identify which type it is. Can anyone help?
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It's a blue pheasant - otherwise know as a Melanistic Pheasant. From what I can find its a mutation off the common pheasant which is able to breed true (ie you can breed more of them from a mated pair and they'll be blue pheasants).
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ps that link suggests that it could be mistaken for another breed, although the one you've photographed looks to have the darker colour and seems similar to the Meanalistic pheasants that I've seen/found on the net (in all my short time searching)
As above - pheasants come in all shapes, sizes and colours we have a couple of black ones locally.... Handsome bird.
Thank you both very much, very interesting, I shall be going back to see if I can get him in the sunlight.
Looks like he's cold, that's why the poor sod is blue!
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George the blue one, He has been around for years, Used to hang around with Nigel the other blue one.......
Glad to see he has survived this years shooting season....
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