IMPORTANT ORDERING INFORMATION: Pheasants are shipped on Wednesdays, USPS Priority Mail Express, and will typically arrive in 1-2 days at your local post office. Pheasants are not available for pickup and ship for $50.00 per pair.
Lady Amherst Pheasants are beautiful creatures known to roam many diverse areas across the globe. They are native to Southwestern China and Northern Burma. The Lady Amherst is named after Sarah, Countess of Amherst, who's husband first introduced these magnificent birds to London. These hardy pheasants easily adapt to captivity and are recommended for first-time pheasant keepers as they are docile and easy to manage.
Lady Amherst Pheasants are active birds and will need plenty of space in the aviary. They are capable of flight but prefer to run. They love to roost in trees at night. They are hardy to both hot and cold extremes of temperature.
In the wild, Lady Amherst Pheasants feast on grains, greens, and invertebrates such as insects, earthworms, and snails. In a captive setting, you can feed them game bird feed, as well as greens and fruits.
Lady Amherst Pheasants are polygamous and males can mate with several females. Breeding season starts in May and is over in early fall. Female Lady Amherst's will lay a clutch of 6 to 12 creamy buff eggs and they will take around 24 days to hatch.
Female Lady Amherst's weigh around 1.5 pounds and males around 1.75 pounds. They are 43” inches long on average with 80% of that accounting for tail length. Lady Amherst Pheasants live up to 10 years in the wild, and up to 15+ years in captivity.