Elliot's Pheasant Juvenile



Juveniles are younger than 1 year old

Male: 31 inches in length, brown and white with a black throat, Chestnut brown upper parts, white belly, nape, and wing bars, red bare facial skin, and long rusty barred tail Female: 20 inches in length, brown with black throat, white belly and less barred tail
Not Threatened
Mainly eats seeds, berries, leaves, and ants(gamebird pellets)
Known as Chinese Barred- Back
Male will get full coloration at age 1, but not be fertile until age 2
Very hardy in cold weather
Males are especially aggressive
Breeding season is in March and April
Female lays clutch of 6-8 eggs