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Live Blue Melanistic Ringneck Pheasant close ups

Discussion in 'Bird Reference Photos' started by whitetail8, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. This is from a Game Farm Bird.[​IMG]
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  3. Another photo.[​IMG]
  4. Nancy C

    Nancy C Well-Known Member

    Here are some more.
    The more "pure" (exhibition quality) ones are supposed to have dark eyes, but they can vary a lot in the crossbreeds. A crossbreed can be just as black as a show quality bird, especially in the body plumage, but only the best show birds will have solid black tails.

    A very nice black mutant, but he shows some pale quills in the mantle area:

    Some potential show winners: