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Melanistic/Ringneck
« on: November 10, 2019, 07:01:25 PM »
Took this bird on a west side release site this weekend. Thought Id share...

Step once, look twice...

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Re: Melanistic/Ringneck
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2019, 07:10:54 PM »
Ptobably not. There are 2 varieties of pheas. Chinese and Mongolian. Probably a Chinese variety. They have a lot more white. I shot a chinese pen raised in Idaho years ago.

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Re: Melanistic/Ringneck
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2019, 07:13:45 PM »

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Re: Melanistic/Ringneck
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2019, 07:57:00 AM »
Yup, those look normal to me. Some of the game farm guys around here have the black ones, and there is no mistaking them.

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Re: Melanistic/Ringneck
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2019, 09:51:28 AM »
Looks like some green pheasant influence, as in Bone's picture

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Re: Melanistic/Ringneck
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2019, 07:36:05 AM »
Here a black one my ole man shot a few years back.

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Re: Melanistic/Ringneck
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2019, 08:57:45 AM »
Sichuan Pheasant, no ring, much darker.

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Re: Melanistic/Ringneck
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2020, 06:11:24 PM »
 A few years back I had a few of my Lady Amherst Cocks get out of their pens and head for the hills.
I always hoped some lucky Hunter got a thrill when he went to pick up his downed bird.... instead of some hungry Coyote getting them. ;)
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(Are we there yet?)

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Re: Melanistic/Ringneck
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2020, 05:50:32 AM »
Always makes me wonder what the colors were on a maturing T. Rex as they now think they had feathers

 


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