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    rambler
    rambler e2 Member 6469 forum postsrambler vcard England14 Constructive Critique Points
    8 Feb 2013 - 12:22 AM

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    I pictured this Pheasant but cannot readily identify which type it is. Can anyone help?

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    Overread
    Overread  63746 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
    8 Feb 2013 - 12:39 AM

    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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    Menalistic Pheasant

    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)

    Last Modified By Overread at 8 Feb 2013 - 12:41 AM
    KNS
    KNS  5106 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
    8 Feb 2013 - 12:44 AM

    As above - pheasants come in all shapes, sizes and colours Smile we have a couple of black ones locally.... Handsome bird.

    Last Modified By KNS at 8 Feb 2013 - 12:45 AM
    rambler
    rambler e2 Member 6469 forum postsrambler vcard England14 Constructive Critique Points
    8 Feb 2013 - 8:54 AM

    Thank you both very much, very interesting, I shall be going back to see if I can get him in the sunlight.

    Ken

    puertouk
    puertouk  21065 forum posts United Kingdom17 Constructive Critique Points
    8 Feb 2013 - 9:36 AM

    Looks like he's cold, that's why the poor sod is blue! Tongue

    cameracat
    cameracat  108578 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
    8 Feb 2013 - 10:47 AM


    Quote: Identify this Pheasant

    George the blue one, He has been around for years, Used to hang around with Nigel the other blue one.......Grin

    Glad to see he has survived this years shooting season....Smile

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