Chinese Ringneck

The Chinese Ringneck pheasant is the most popular breed of pheasant available in the United States. Ringneck pheasants are mostly used for hunting and stocking wildlife, primarily because of their ability to fly and their adaptability in the wild. Chinese Ringnecks mature at 22 weeks, with females finishing to be about two pounds and males about three pounds. Chicks are tan with dark brown stripes starting at their head, going all the way down their backs. They have light peach-colored beaks with a black stripe and peach-colored legs and feet.