Our sunshine pheasant!
The yellow golden, also known as the ghigi's golden, is a popular color mutation of the golden pheasant occurring in captivity. This mutation originated in Italy when the late Professor Alessandro Ghigi was given one male bird in 1952. Initial matings were with a normal hen and normal heterozygous chicks were produced. The heterozygous females were then bred back to the mutant male. By 1955/6 the yellow mutants were breeding true. Today the yellow golden it is a fairly popular and common aviary bird.
Here at Appletons we have a well planted large aviary for our yellow golden pheasants. This helps the brilliant yellow plumage of the males from fading fast in our harsh New Zealand sun. Also it is worth noting that some strains of yellow goldens have a much more intense yellow than others. The yellow golden hens are different in appearance to both the lady amherst and the goldens hens as their plumage is pale yellow all over with barring.
Read our newsletter The breeding season, broody hens and pheasant talk.
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15/08/2017 by Ros
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11/08/2017 by fiona
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09/08/2017 by Todd
The added protection that these covers give is much appreciated by my hens. Great for shelter from wind, rain and sun.
08/08/2017 by Gayle
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06/08/2017 by Michelle
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03/08/2017 by Johanna
Just loving my Eglu Cube Chicken House. It went together reasonably easy and it is very sturdy and well made. It is ideal for 4 chooks who learnt how to use the ladder really quickly. It is easy to clean and the chooks seem very happy, started laying within days. We brought the one metre extension and will also add on to this. Highly recommend this product.
02/08/2017 by Gayle
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01/08/2017 by Eve
I brought my 2 new hens home to Blenheim last week and they settled in straight away in their new transition hen house, before being allowed to run with the main flock. They are surrounded by the main flock but can't be bullied through the wire while they settle in. The hens were so quiet and tame, and delivered an egg each the next day! They have been laying ever since and make lovely cooing noises when I feed them or collect the eggs.
01/08/2017 by Tracy
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