Other common names: Yorkshire pheasant, Moss Pheasant, Moonies, Golden, Silver, and Black Pheasant Fowl
The Old English Pheasant is a traditional and historic breed, from the region of Yorkshire, Lancashire and the North of England. Many of the historic English breeds, predating the 18th century, where standardized as Hamburgs in the early 20th century. The other breeds were standardized as the Old English Pheasant fowl.
The breed’s name comes from its similarity to wild pheasant. Even the striped brown chicks have a striking resemblance to pheasant chicks.
Varieties (Rosecomb): Gold Spangled
Uses: Eggs, Preservation, Ornamental
Weight: 5 - 7 lbs
Personality: Energetic and very alert. Will tame with effort.
Broody: Some bloodlines
Preferred climate: Cool
Handles confinement: No
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Large
What else you should know:
Chicks are known for being a little weak compared with other breeds and need to be maintained separately.
Necessary for Flock Health
Providing adequate space for all flock members is necessary for maintaining flock health. When chickens don't have enough space disease can spread rapidly and the flock can become ill and die. It is recommended to have a minimum of four square feet of space for each chicken in a coop. .
From Mia B 157 days ago