What's the difference between
a male & female pheasant?

What's the difference between female and male pheasants?

  • Both female (hen) and male (cock) pheasants have long tails, round bellies and proportionately small heads

  • Female pheasants are mottled light brown
  • Males are much more striking - a rich chestnut brown with a dark green head and red face.

  • The females are generally smaller and lighter than males.

  • Young pheasants, whatever their gender, look like females but with a shorter tail.