Females: 30 inches
Males: 50-60 inches
Name of Young
Did you know?
- Males of this species are larger and more ornate then the females. A male’s tail accounts for nearly 30 inches of its total length. Female Lady Amherst’s pheasants are smaller and mottled brown in color.
- Lady Amherst’s pheasants are named after Lady Sarah Amherst. She was the wife of the Governor General of Bengal, and she was responsible for introducing them to London.
- Lady Amherst’s pheasants are slightly larger than golden pheasants. The two species are closely related and can interbreed and produce fertile offspring.
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