The royal pheasant is the largest of all species. Male in length reaches more than two meters. One tail only, not less than one and a half meters. The size of the female is much more modest. In the wild, the royal pheasant lives in the mountain forests of China, mainly in the north and the middle part of the country. To Europe it was delivered at the beginning of the last century
Description and content Currently, the bird is very popular, its content and breeding are engaged in hunting farms, zoos and private poultry farms, mainly with a decorative bias. This is justified by the original scaly plumage of the male, decorated at the edges with dark brown strips of glitter. The basis of coloration is golden brown. The head of black is underlined by a dazzling snow-white band on the neck and the same crown. Females have chestnut-brown plumage, gray tail with black stripes and brown, with lighter blotches, head. The content of the royal pheasant in captivity does not cause trouble. The only thing that distinguishes it from other kinds of pheasants is its high sensitivity to cold air. In view of the impressive size of the bird, cages should be built quite spacious. The floor must be sprinkled with sand
In the diet must introduce fruit and vegetables
Reproduction During the mating season, males use short sharp sounds to attract the attention of a female, who emits a low cackle. Marriage dance contains such elements as flanking the sides of the partner with its luxurious tail, raising the head and nasal feathers, flapping wings. So males of the royal pheasant cause females to love relationships
When the female makes the masonry, the male’s attention to her fades away and he turns to courting the next chosen one. Most females of the royal pheasant do not have a maternal instinct and do not want to hatch their chicks on their own. In this case, their eggs are hatched by a hen or an incubator is used, with this method the yield of the young is obtained more
When the chicks are incubated, they are placed in heat-insulated cells
When females meet, ready to independently hatch their chicks, experienced poultry breeders recommend leaving them the last masonry. The royal females lay eggs from April to June. In a mild climate, or warmth, a lighted room, oviposition can begin in February. Young females lay less eggs than older adults.