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.
Great service, great trader! The pellets arrived in 2 days. My new rescue chickens love this food. Thank you!
21/02/2017 by Johanna
prompt service - thanks!
21/02/2017 by Frances
Brilliant service and top products, speedy delivery too! Love the great advice on your website.
20/02/2017 by Lesley
Fantastic, fast delivery and actually much better than anticipated (hard to tell how sturdy things are in pics). So much easier to keep our new babies separate from the old girls until everyone is ready to be integrated - way more effective than cobbling together a mishmash of temporary fencing items as we have done in the past. Will make it easier to protect areas of developing garden from the ravages of clumsy chickens oblivious to freshly planted seedlings :)
17/02/2017 by Tania
Great product and great service from Appletons. The fence keeps the chooks to one area of the garden well and the gate in the fence is easy to use. Sturdy product and excellent delivery for the other items ordered too.
17/02/2017 by Kyla
This is great as was the service. Thanks very much.
15/02/2017 by Raelene
Perfect! exactly what we needed to keep our feathered babies down the bottom of our section, plenty of room for them and can move to different places when we need. Keeps all around our house and deck clean of poo! Im hoping the plastic poles (?) will last the distance with our NZ climate, time will tell. Very fast delivery! thankyou
14/02/2017 by Tania
Our Pekin designer ducks, Dizzy and Dazzle, have settled in well and are a great addition to our pond. No idea where Dazzle is laying her eggs though, so the hunt continues......
12/02/2017 by Guest
Awesome super great very happy. The gate is very practical and the whole set up keeps the ckickens in securely.
09/02/2017 by Tom
Fantastic, fast and efficient service, will definitely purchase from here again...Thanks you are awesome. MurielGTON
06/02/2017 by Muriel
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