Most poultry farmers involved in breeding pheasants choose a hunting subspecies, which is a hybrid. These birds are considered the most widespread and popular among farmers, hunters, poultry-lovers, not only in our country, but also abroad. Coloring Prolonged selection and breeding work, allowed to deduce varieties of hunting pheasant with a variety of coloring plumage. Male, belonging to the dark variety, have a velvety black color, which has a violet or green hue. The females are brown, the tones vary from light to dark. More viable females, dark tones, have better egg production. Their females are larger than light ones and gain weight faster, therefore they are considered more prestigious in terms of meat direction. Moreover, this subspecies is not more difficult to grow than ordinary chickens. Contents and reproduction The content of pheasants has some peculiarities. In the non-breeding season, their content is produced by a common mass, in an enclosure
During the mating season males become too pugnacious, which, often, leads to spoilage and loss of livestock. At this time, it is better to keep every family consisting of one male and several females, separately from all. For this, you need to equip small enclosures that have a dark enclosure, a canopy and a paddock. The enclosure is fenced up to the top with a metal net, and the bottom must be solid so that aggressive neighbors can not fight. The top of the walk is covered with a kapron net with large cells, in order to avoid injuries, with vertical take-off of pheasants. During the breeding season of birds, their density should be no more than 1/5 for floor maintenance and 1/3 for planting in cages. Should provide a wide range of paddock. Separate cages operate from February to August, then families are transferred to a common, winter aviary, where you can grow several hundred pheasants
For the purpose of sheltering birds, in an enclosure, plantings of a thick shrub or low dry fur-trees are planted, sheds are installed, which cover the water table for drinkers and feeders. Some poultry farmers arrange huts from reeds, slate or other improvised material. Feeds are accepted to be put in immediately for two or three days, so as not to cause anxiety to the pheasants. Feeders are equipped the same as for feeding chickens. Drinkers also do not require special adaptations, only such arrangement, in which service personnel do not need to often enter the enclosure.