In Indochina and southern China, there are more than 10 subspecies of silver pheasant. Silver prefers to choose for its habitat forests, thickets of bamboo and shrubs. Since the XVI century, silver pheasants have been fashionable for decorative purposes
Appearance The head of the male, scarlet, is decorated with a luxurious black crest. The upper plumage consists of white feathers with dark strips, and the bottom is blue-black. Coral-colored legs have spurs. The driver of an excited pheasant goes up and down, and the wings are widely spaced and shaking. The color of the feathers of the female is sustained in olive-brown tones with interspersed gray
Breeding European countries silver pheasants won in the XVII century. They were able to quickly and acclimatize and gain popularity
The breeding and maintenance of this species has only a decorative direction. Possible enclosure and yard maintenance. Pheasants of this species have excellent reproductive characteristics, high endurance, gluttony. When walking a bird in gardens, parks and gardens, it will be very useful in terms of exterminating many types of pest insects. Laying the eggs of females begin in the second year. Masonry usually consists of 10-18 eggs of purple color. The incubation of the masonry continues for 24-25 days
The pheasants are born very small, in a multicolored down garment. After two or three weeks, the chicks learn to flit and fly from place to place. In the second year of life, the size of the young person corresponds to the size of the adult. At this time, and the color of the plumage changes to a constant, common for adult pheasants. After hatching, chicks must eat various insects and other species of invertebrates. Then, their diet is replenished with fresh cut greens, and even later, seeds of different plant species are introduced. Cultivation of pheasants, hatched in an incubator, does not differ in its mode, feeding and avoiding the nestling of chicks of a pheasant
Usually, this does not cause much trouble. Adult birds, with pleasure, eat salad leaves, wheat germ, nettle, yarrow and other plant species. Crushed green mixed with mixed fodder or grain mixture. Feeds are the same as for domestic chickens. In large frosts, the silver pheasant needs to be transferred to a warm room, but, with warming, again released into the enclosure, this will positively affect the reproduction and health of the offspring.