Golden pheasant first appeared in China, where he settles in the bamboo thickets, because of what it is difficult to meet. You can see it when he picks up the remaining grain after harvest, grain in the fields of local farmers
Appearance Gold was named this subspecies of pheasants for the luxurious golden-yellow tufts, adorned on the head of a male. Samochki are not attractive. But, males can compete with exotic birds of the tropics. In addition to an attractive hairstyle, the male golden pheasant can boast a collar of neat black stripes on an orange background. The back of the orange-yellow tones, the breast is bright red, and the wings are painted in three colors – red, blue and brown. But, the most impressive in their outfit is the tail, whose plumage is striking in a variety of shades. All this magnificence is provided by nature to attract females
Reproduction The sounds, published by the male, are recognized as incomparable weapons in mating games. It can be a whistle, like a blowing automobile tire or a shrill scream “Chuck!”, Which the female will surely hear. The golden pheasants start to turn at the end of March. During this period, it becomes more visible that this species belongs to the chicken. Males become aggressive and bully no worse than fighting cocks. Marriage dance, performed before a fancy female, consists of demonstrating all of its external merits
Pheasant can acquire two or three partners, who during the current lay down for 12-14 eggs of light olive color. They have a highly developed maternal instinct, thanks to which chicks receive quality care and care. Young pheasants are able to fly at the age of two weeks, but spend the first four months with their mother, since they are very vulnerable. Young can become a victim of foxes, ferrets and animals of the cat family. Eggs are very attractive for rats and hedgehogs. They exterminate the representatives of the golden pheasant and people who extract meat and feathers. Despite this, the disappearance of this species is not threatened. Owners of private nurseries and zoos prefer to breed it
These birds, despite their pronounced decorativeness, are very undemanding in content and perfectly adapt to weather conditions. Most of the time the golden pheasant lives on the ground, the trees serve only as a place to sleep. Wings are rarely used, only when flying from one place to another, close in distance.