Can anyone tell me what the two darker birds are please?
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They look like one of the darker exotic breeds that have been introduced by some game keepers.
This is another one that does not look like the common ones.
They are bought in as day old chick's and in recent years these colours have become more common,but it is still a common Pheasant.
Ok, thanks for all of that - Lynda
I think it is just a fad they have to buy in ones that shade. They will fade to the common shade after a year or so if they do not buy them in.
Dark Pheasants like this are an ever present part of the breeding population in some areas.
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