Skip to main content

There’s still time to sign up for the 2022-23 FeederWatch season, which runs through the end of April. Sign up today!

×

Photo Submission

Submitted By

Nikki Nelson

Rexburg, ID, United States

Description

This pheasant has been at the feeder several times. Is it an albino? Or a different type of pheasant?

Category

Other

Species

Albino Pheasant?

Is this an albino pheasant?

7 replies on “Albino Pheasant?”

Tuesday 13th November 2018 I have just seen an Albino pheasant in the field on the back of my garden it was running after the other pheasants but they did not wont to know. I live in Suffolk near eye. I have never seen one of these before.

Mark callaghan says:

I have seen 4 albino pheasants today at Bakewell golf course all together.

Brian Giles says:

I have just seen a albino pheasant in the field by our house in Hoo Rochester kent

Ava Johnson says:

I believe that is a leucitic Pheasant. Leucism is basically partial albinism, and I think I can see some black spots on it, if so then it is leucistic.

Jeff Hardy says:

I would concur it is leucitic based on the black feathers marking the breast. I have raised a flock of pheasants(both blue and green saddled ringneck) over the last 20+ years and we had a chick that started a yellow/white, maturing to white, have brown and black feathers sparsely throughout his cape and a patch of purple/green on the crown of his head(he became known as king whitey). Over the years we’ve had anywhere from all white to some just black speckled, some just brown/tan speckled, to even patchy(some parts normal colors, some parts white. The one constant of any showing the predominant white, is that their eyes, instead of black pupils set in orange/red, they of course have/had black pupils in light blue eyes. Often the pupils(any/every color bird) are so large that the eyes look black, until seen closer or handling them.

Jeff Hardy says:

I am from Southern Alberta, Canada.

Jeff Hardy says:

I would concur it is leucitic based on the black feathers marking the breast. I have raised a flock of pheasants(both blue and green saddled ringneck) over the last 20+ years and we had a chick that started a yellow/white, maturing to white, have brown and black feathers sparsely throughout his cape and a patch of purple/green on the crown of his head(he became known as king whitey). Over the years we’ve had anywhere from all white to some just black speckled, some just brown/tan speckled, to even patchy(some parts normal colors, some parts white). The one constant of any showing the predominant white, is that their eyes, instead of black pupils set in orange/red, they of course have/had black pupils in light blue eyes. Often the pupils(any/every color bird) are so large that the eyes look black, until seen closer or handling them.
I am from Southern Alberta Canada.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Explore

Recently Liked