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Golden Pheasant

When explorers first returned to Europe with paintings of this most spledidly colored bird, it was thought to be a hoax, how could such a creature exist in nature. Surprisingly, on the mountain slopes and valleys of southwestern China, in the dense dark conifer forests, this bird blends in so well that it is hard to see. Finally in 1735, the first bird was brought to England, putting all doubts to rest.

Tying with Golden Pheasant Feathers

Probably the most widely used pheasant in all of salmon fly tying. Crests for toppings and tails, tippets for wings, cheeks, tail veilings, underwings and occasionally for hackles on grub patterns are some of the uses.

The red breast and yellow rump feathers are used for throats, underwings, veilings and tails. The artistic tier will find other uses for the blue wing coverts and green nape feathers. Tails are used heavily in classic salmon fly patterns in married wings and mixed wings.

Trout tiers can use single tail fibers for bodies on mayflies and nymphs. Crafters have a huge assortment of feathers of which to make beautiful things.

 

Feather Packs

Tippets - 12 feathers / $3.50

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

To order, choose the size you'd like
 

Neck Feathers -12 feathers / $3.50

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

 

 

 

Breast Feathers - 12 feathers / $2.50

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

To order, choose a color

 

 

 

Back Feathers - 12 feathers / $2.50

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

 

 

 


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Crests and Tippets

     
Full Heads $12.50  

Crest & Tippets

These are some nice heads. Imported from China, these are the colors of pure birds, the crests are gold and the tippets are orange with a heavey black lacing that is straight.

 

Grade #1 / $17.50

 

 

Grade #2 / $12.50

 

 

Grade #3 / $7.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
Golden Pheasant Crests $7.50  

Crests

These crests are also from Chinese bred birds, the feathers are long and have a nice hint of red on the tip. There is some variation in the gold color.

 

Grade #1 / $9.50

 

 

Grade #2 / $7.50

To order, choose a color

 

 

Grade #3 / $5.50

 

 

 

 

 

     
Golden Pheasant Tippets $7.50  

Tippets

Besides the natural, here are 7 dyed colors plus the natural, if you can think of any other colors you might need, I'll be glad to dye them up for you.

 

Grade #1 / $9.50

 

 

Grade #2 / $7.50

To order, choose a color

 

 

Grade #3 / $5.50

 

 

 

 

 

Tippets are available in the following colors:
natural red chartruese orange blue purple hot pink black


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Feather Packs - Swords    

Red Golden / $7.50

3 matched pair, small, medium, and large.

 

Yellow Golden / $12.50

3 matched pair, small, medium, and large.

 

 

 

Dark Throated / $9.50

3 matched pair, small, medium, and large.

 

 

 


 

 

     
Golden Pheasant Center Tails $15.50  

Perfectly Matched Pairs

These are some of the nicest Golden Pheasant center tails you'll find anywhere!

Harvested from birds we've bred ourselves, you can see in both the picture on the right and the close-up on the left that the fibers are perfect right up to the edges.

I've graded these for fiber length, feather length, and overall feather quality.

 

 

Grade #1 / $17.50

 

 

Grade #2 / $15.50

 

 

Grade #3 / $12.50

 

 

 

 

 


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Feather Packs - Hens

Neck Feathers - 12 feathers / $2.50

A smaller feather, these have a darker color to them and more round in shape.

 

 

 

Breast Feathers - 12 feathers / $2.50

The barring is very distince against the cream background.

 

 

 

Rump Feathers - 12 feathers / $2.50

The delicate mottling on these feathers and the softness makes for nice soft hackle patterns.

 

 

 
 

 

Wing Quills - Hens $2.50  

Wings

These are the secondary wing quills from a red golden hen. The fibers on these quills are beautifully marked and close to an inch in length.

Sold in matched pairs.

 

 

Grade #1 / $2.50

 

Grade #2 / $1.75

 

 

 

 


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Full Skins

     
Golden Pheasant - Male $100.00  

Full Skin

With all the inbreeding and crossing, finding a good pure golden is getting hard.

Notice the pure red. Brilliant and no yellow bar like the male on the sidebar. The wings are blue with a touch of brown, the crest is long, and the throat is light in color.

This is a nice example of a pure bird.

Not only is it a nice bird, but putting these full skins up is a lot of work. If you are just looking for one to tear apart, let me encourage you to buy one of the "Chinese" birds below.

They are much cheaper and much less work for me!

 

 

 

 

 

     
Golden Pheasant - China Skin $15.00  

Full Skin

I've been told that prisioners in Chinese jails skin these birds. Not sure if that's true or not, but one thing is for sure, what they do to these poor birds is criminal.

But the price is right. If you're tying streamers or spey flies, you're sure to find a use for every feather on these skins.

So, whether you're just getting started or a production tier, these are a great value.

And as always, free shipping!

 

 

 

 

 

     
Golden Pheasant - Female $50.00  

Full Skin

Notice the light colored throat, the yellow breast feathers, the fine vermiculation on the rump feathers and the slight mottling on the center tails.

These are all characteristics of a pure golden hen.

Admittingly, not the best skining job, I didn't do it, but I do like the color of the feathers on this bird.

 

 

 

 

 


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Golden Pheasant Color Mutations

     
Yellow Golden Pheasant $100.00  

Full Skin

There are many color phases of the color mutation called yellow golden.

I always select for the birds with the brightest yellow breasts and the darkest wings.

Back should be lemon in color.

 

 

 

 

 


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Dark-Throated Golden Pheasant $100.00  

Full Skin

Here is an odd color mutation, even the tail is noticably different.

The throat on this bird is black, tippets on the lighter side, and breast has an unusual mottled look.

 

 

 

 

 


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Cinnamon Golden Pheasant $100.00  

Full Skin

A fadded version of the red golden, this color mutation has some interesting feathers.

The red is softer than on the wild type, lots of brown on the wings, and the tail is noticably faded in color.

 

 

 

 

 


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Peach Golden Pheasant $150.00  

Full Skin

Peach Goldens are a relatively newly developed color mutation.

The hens are almost white, but the males are a striking combination of peach and yellow.

Unfortunatly, this picture doesn't come close to doing this skin justice. If you're interested, contact me and I'll send you a better one.

 

 

 

 

 


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Silver Golden Pheasant $100.00  

Full Skin

Bred to be a very light bird, the breast verges on white with hints of pale yellow.

The crest and tippets are the lightest on any golden color mutation.

The tail still has the wild type markings but almost silver in color.

 

 

 

 


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Golden Pheasant Cross Breeds

     
Am Gold - Male $175.00  

Full Skin

For those of you who have lived the frustration of trying to tye married wing patterns with Golden Pheasant tails, you'll certainly appreciate these.

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 see the complete offering of feathers and skins, please visit my page; Am-Gold Pheasant.

 

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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

 

 

 

Links

 

 

 

 

Royal Coachman

Golden Pheasant Habitat

Golden Pheasant Hen

 

Golden Pheasant Tippets

Peach Golden

Splash Golden

Yellow Golden



Full Skins

To see our selection of full skins, keep scrolling!

 


Color Mutations


"Red" Golden

Yellow Golden

Dark Throated

Peach Golden

Silver Golden

 

 

Golden Pheasant Tippets

Dyed Red

Dyed Purple

Dyed Orange

Dyed Black

Dyed Hot Pink



First year male



The effects of crossing

 

 

Center Tail Quills

 

 

 

 

Golden Pheasant Hen Feathers

Peach Golden

 

 

Hen Tippets

Yellow Golden Hen

Rump Feathers

 

 

Hen Center tail

 

 

Golden Pheasant Tippets

Peach Golden

Splash Golden

Yellow Golden


 


Classic Patterns

am gold pheasant

 

am gold pheasant

 

am gold pheasant

 

 


Color Mutations


"Red" Golden

Yellow Golden

Dark Throated

Peach Golden

Silver Golden

 

 

Golden Pheasant Tippets

Dyed Red

Dyed Purple

Dyed Orange

Dyed Black

Dyed Hot Pink

 

 

Full Tails

 

Center Tail Quills

 

 

 

Golden Pheasant Hen Feathers

Peach Golden

 

 

Hen Tippets

Yellow Golden Hen

Rump Feathers

 

 

Hen Center tail

 

 

Golden Pheasant Tippets

Peach Golden

Splash Golden

Yellow Golden



Full Skins

To see our selection of full skins, click the "full skin" tab above.



"Red" Golden

Yellow Golden

Dark Throated

Peach Golden

Silver Golden

 

 


Am-Gold Feathers



 



 


 

Am-Gold Center Tail
White

 



Am-gold tail feathers

Tiger Tails

 

 



The effects of crossing