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Pheasants are very beautiful birds that you can admire endlessly. Increasingly, they are started on poultry farms and their own backyards. Pheasants are bred for various purposes, the main of which should be called the sale of meat, eggs and feathers. Also, birds delight the eye with their colorful plumage. Their presence will beautify any household. The main thing is to know the peculiarities of breeding birds and caring for them .
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BREED DETAILS- Silver Pheasant (Lophura nycthemera )
Silver pheasants are polygynous which means that during the breeding season one male mates with several females. These birds breed from late February until May and during this time males perform courtship displays to attract females. Silver pheasants often breed in small groups and nest on the ground. Females lay 6-9 eggs and chicks usually hatch during the wet season. The young are precocial; they are born fully developed and follow their parents to the feeding areas soon after hatching. The young grow fast and at two years of age they are ready to breed.
Diet and Nutrition:Silver pheasants are herbivores (granivores, frugivores). They feed mainly on seeds and fruits and may also take invertebrates according to the season.
  • During courtship displays, the head ornaments of Silver pheasants become bright in color while usually, they are duller and reduced.
  • The Silver pheasant chicks are covered with brown down that provides them good camouflage when they are outside of the nest.
  • Pheasants have excellent eyesight and a sense of hearing which help them to quickly detect predators.
  • Pheasants can run at a speed of 8-10 miles per hour (13-16 km/h) and fly at the speed of 35-45 miles per hour (56-72 km/h). They are also able to swim.
  • During the summer, pheasants breathe rapidly in order to maintain stable body temperature.