Pheasants and Turkeys in the Backyard

Perhaps the most intriguing of all birds are ring neck pheasants and wild turkeys Although mostly wild birds and popular quarries for hunters, many people raise their domesticated counterparts for beauty and delicious food
Like chickens, pheasants trace their origin to wild birds in Asia and are sometimes called Chinese pheasants These colorful long-tailed birds caught the eye of Judge Owen Denny, who was serving as a council in Shanghai In 1881,1882 and 1884 he had wild birds captured and shipped to the Pacific Northwest Some were released on his family farm in