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Am-Gold Tails

There is a small region in southwestern China where the range of Goldens and Amherst overlap. Despite this, these two species do not come into contact with each other. Amherst occupy the high mountain slopes between 7,000 and 12,000 feet. Goldens live in the dense growth of the steep rocky ridges 6,500 feet and lower. Thus nature has kept these two breeds pure and the only Am-Gold tails are a result of captive breeding.

Tying with Am-Gold Pheasant Feathers

Anytime you cross two breeds, sometimes you come up with something spectacular. Such is the case here.

The feathers in the picture above chart the result of mixing Goldens and Amherst blood to different degrees. The two center tails are pure. The two on the outer edge are from the first breeding - 50/50. Some Am-Gold tail feathers have a tan background like a golden, while others are white like an Amherst. Whatever the color, the black pattern is not as tight as on a Golden.

 

Feather Packs - Male

     
Am-Gold Crests  

These feathers are packaged and sold by color and length ranging from 1" to 3".

Large - 12 feathers / $9.50

These are the largest, average length is 3".

To order, choose a color

 

 

Medium - 12 feathers / $7.50

The feathers in these packs average 2" in length.

To order, choose a color

 

 

Small - 12 feathers / $5.50

These are the shortest crest feathers, average length 1".

To order, choose a color

 

Dark

Light

Red-Tipped


 

 

     
Am-Gold Tippets  

The tippets on an Am-gold are unique in that they have a straight edge like a golden but are white like an Amherst. Some bird will have a slight yellow cast.

Large - 12 feathers / $7.50

These are the largest tippets, average length is 3".

To order, choose a color

 

 

Medium - 12 feathers / $5.50

The feathers in these packs average 2" in length.

To order, choose a color

 

 

Small - 12 feathers / $3.50

Looking for small feathers, these are the shortest tippets, average length 1".

To order, choose a color

 

Light Orange

Pale Yellow

White


 

 

     
Am-Gold Feather Packs - Body Feathers    

Throat Feathers - 12 feathers / $5.50

From tails to wings, these are a feather called for in many patterns. Also available in dyed colors.

 

Neck Feathers -12 feathers / $3.50

These are the feather from the back of the neck on a male in breeding plumage.

 

 

 

Shoulder Feathers -12 feathers / $4.50

The breast feathers on the males have long soft fibers. Also available in yellow from the Yellow Golden.

 

 

 

Breast Feathers - 12 feathers / $5.50

The color of these feathers is far nicer than what you are seeing in this picture.

 

 

 

Red Feathers - 12 feathers / $3.50

The color of these feathers is far nicer than what you are seeing in this picture.

 

 

 

Wing Coverts - 6 matched pair / $12.50

The color of these feathers is far nicer than what you are seeing in this picture.

 

 

 

Back Feathers - 12 feathers / $3.50

The color of these feathers is far nicer than what you are seeing in this picture.

 

 

 

Rump Feathers - 12 feathers / $5.50

The color of these feathers is far nicer than what you are seeing in this picture.

 

 

 
 


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AmGold Tails

 

     
Am-Gold Center Tails

These Am-Gold center tails are perfectly matched center tail feathers, both coming from the same bird. I know because I pulled them myself.

Perfectly Matched Pairs

The feathers are graded on barb length which ranges from 2" to 3". Please indicate if you'd prefer a tan or white pair.

 

3"+ Barb Length / $75

These are the largest tippets, average length is 3".

To order, choose a color

 

 

2 1/2 - 3" Barb Length / $50

The feathers in these packs average 2" in length.

To order, choose a color

 

 

Less than 2 1/2" / $35

Looking for small feathers, these are the shortest tippets, average length 1".

To order, choose a color

 

 

     
3" Center Tail Slips    

These Am-Gold 3" center tail slips are cut from perfectly matched center tail feathers, both coming from the same bird. I know because I pulled them myself.

   

Perfectly Matched Pairs - 3" Sections

The feathers are graded on barb length which ranges from 2" to 3". Please select the color in the drop-down box.

 

3"+ Barb Length / $25.50

To order, select a color;

 

 

2 1/2 - 3" Barb Length / $15.50

To order, select a color;

 

 

Less than 2 1/2" / $7.50

To order, select a color;

 

 

 

 

Full 12 Color Set / $100.00

The feathers are graded on barb length which ranges from 2" to 3". Please indicate if you'd prefer a tan or white pair.

 
 
Dyed colors:
natural red chartruese orange blue purple hot pink black

 

Dyed colors:
natural red chartruese orange blue purple hot pink black


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Am-Gold Side Tails - 3 Matched Pairs    

Tiger Pattern Side Tails

There are seven sets of side tails on an Am-gold. The longest are actually longer than the center tails, while the shortest are only about 3 inches long. The barb lengh on the longest tails are long and the pattern makes for some interesting flies.

 

Large - 3 pair / $25.00

 

 

Medium - 3 pair / $15.50

 

 

Small - 3 pair / $5.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
Am-Gold Swords / 3 Pair    

Swords

Not quite as red as those found on a Golden, not as wide as those on an Amherst, these long sword shaped feathers are a mix of the two birds.

 

Large - 3 pair / $7.50

 

 

Medium - 3 pair / $5.50

 

 

Small - 3 pair / $3.50

 

 

 

 

 

Full Set - 1 pair of each size / $5.50

 

 

 

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Feather Packs - Female

     

Neck Feathers -12 feathers / $3.50

Simmilar in shape to the male neck feathers, these feahers are nicely barred.

 

Breast Feathers -12 feathers / $3.50

These feathers found on the hens neck have very clean barring and the color is beautiful.

 

 

 

Shoulder Feathers -12 feathers / $3.50

These feathers are a bit larger and the stem is a bit stiffer. The barring is not as clean.

 

 

 

Back Feathers -12 feathers / $3.50

Very fine mottling and extreemly soft feathers from the back and rump of the female.

 

 

 

Tippets -12 feathers / $3.50

These are the female version of the tippet feathers. Small feathers with a long stem and a delicate pattern.

 

 

 
 


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Full Skins

 

     
AmGold - Male $175.00  

Every year we harvest a limited number of only the finest males for flat mounts, study skins, and full mounts. Only males in perfect feather and excellent color patterning are selected.

If you are interested in one, please contact me and I will email you some pictures of specimens available in addition to the one pictured here.

For the serious collecter, I also have a few hens available. It is interesting to put them side by side with a pure golden and amherst hen to see the transitional effects of crossing.

 

To order, choose the skin you would like;
 


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More Full Skins - click thumbnail to enlarge

This is the only page that these incredible skins will be offered for sale. Clicking on the thumbnail will enlarge the image. To purchase any of these 5, simply select it in the drop-down menu above.

Full Skin #1 Full Skin #2 Full Skin #3 Full Skin #4 Full Skin #5

 

 

 

     
AmGold - Female $75.00  

The trouble with crossing species is that the hens are hard to distinguish from the pure breds. Some look like Amherst, and others you would swear are pure goldens.

I selected this hen because it could be either. All depends how you look at it!

 

 


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The feather below the pure Amherst is only 1/4 Golden, and even though the bird is 3/4 Amherst, interestingly, the barring is completley scrambled. Occasionally, as in the picture on the left, the background can even be a bit tan. Cross an Am-gold back to a Golden hen and you come up with a feather like the one above the pure Golden. The only difference in a 3/4 Golden's tail is that they are a bit longer.

Am-Gold tails have made a solid alternative to the sometimes finicky golden pheasant tails for married wings. Longer fibers and the ability to stay married figure prominently in the popularity of this bird’s tail. Other uses parallel the Golden.

 

 



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Am-Gold Male
50/50 cross



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Comparing Shape

& Color

Lady Amherst

Am-Gold

Golden

 

 

Am-gold tail feathers

Am-Gold Center Tail
Tan




Shoulder Feathers






 

Am-Gold Center Tail
White

 

 

Neck Feathers






 

Full Skins

am gold tail feathers

To see more full skins - click on the tab above.

 

 

Am-gold tail feathers

Tiger Tails

 

 

Am-Gold tails

Different degrees of Amherst and Golden blood.

 

 

am gold pheasant

3/4 Amherst Cross

 

 

am gold pheasant




am gold pheasant

Dyed Chartruese

 

am gold pheasant

Dyed Hot Pink

 

am gold pheasant

Dyed Purple

 

am gold pheasant

Dyed Orange

 

 

am gold pheasant

 

 

am gold tail feathers

tiger tails - 34"

 


am gold pheasant

 


am gold tail feathers

 

 

3/4 Lady Amherst


am gold tail

 

 

 

 

 

Am-gold tail feathers

Am-Gold Center Tail
Tan




Shoulder Feathers






 

Am-Gold Center Tail
White

 

 

Neck Feathers






 

Full Skins

am gold tail feathers

To see more full skins - click on the tab above.

 

 

Am-gold tail feathers

Tiger Tails

 

 

Am-Gold tails

Different degrees of Amherst and Golden blood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Am-Gold Tails