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Reeves Pheasant

Locally refered to as "Chi-chi", this long tailed bird was named after the English naturalist John R. Reeves. They typically inhabit valleys with steep sided canyons in evergreen forests. However, due to habitat destruction and illegal hunting for the males tail feathers, the wild population is now under two thousand birds. Males tend to be aggressive and vocal, their voice being an unmistakable musical warble.

Tying with Reeves Pheasant Feathers

One of the largest members of the pheasant family, the tail on this bird can reach lenths of over eight feet long. It has recently been recognized by the Guiness book pf world records as having the longest feather of any bird. A record previously held by the Crested Argus.

Colored in rich earth tones of brown, umber, burnt sienna, ochre and white, this bird has great potential to the creative/artistic salmon tier. Intricate and abstract patterns abound, giving inspiration for unique flies.

These feathers have always been popular with crafters and jewery designers, the dark edged ochre body feathers make great earrings.

 

Feather Packs

     
Reeves Feathers

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

5 inch Tail Sections

Heritage patterning in their tail feathers. No other material better immitates the segmented

 

Small - 12 feathers / $.00

These are the largest, average length is 3".

 

 

Medium - 12 feathers / $.00

The feathers in these packs average 2" in length.

 

 

Large - 12 feathers / $.00

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

 

 

Mixed Selections - 12 feathers / $.00

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

 

 

Leopard Feathers


 

     
Reeves Feathers

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

5 inch Tail Sections

Heritage patterning in their tail feathers. No other material better immitates the segmented

 

Small - 12 feathers / $.00

These are the largest, average length is 3".

 

 

Medium - 12 feathers / $.00

The feathers in these packs average 2" in length.

 

 

Large - 12 feathers / $.00

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

 

 

Mixed Selections - 12 feathers / $.00

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

 

 

Leopard Feathers


 

Mixed Selections

     
Tyer's Feather Assortment - Male $.00  

Here are some feathers from a breeding male. Click the image for a larger view. There you will find each pair of feathers labeled and a detailed list of the feathers inluded in the full assortments

   

25 pair Collector Set - Male


Body Contour Feathers

x-large - 1 pair

large - 3 pair

medium - 7 pair

small - 5 pair

x-small - 3 pair

crest feathers - 7

 

Wings and Tails

Blue Spotted - 2 pair

White Laced - 1 pair

Tail Quills - 1 pair

Wing Coverts - 3 pair

 

 

50 feather assortment - $75

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tail Feathers

     
Reeves Tail Feathers $0.00  

Matched Pairs

Although there are no recognized subspecies, males do tent to vary a bit in coloring. Notice how the barring differs on these two sets of center tails.

 

Center Tails

x-large - 1 pair

large - 3 pair

medium - 7 pair

small - 5 pair

x-small - 3 pair

 

Side Tails

x-large - 1 pair

large - 3 pair

medium - 7 pair

small - 5 pair

x-small - 3 pair

 

 

 

 


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Full Skins

     
Reeves - Male $200.00  

Unfortunatly, there was not enough room to get the whole tail in this picture.The tail on this guy is almost 6 feet long!

Although there are no recognized subspecies, males do tent to vary a bit in coloring. Some are lighter, some are darker. This bird would be considered to be on the darker side.

Notice the nice white cap on the top of this bird's head. Today, many captive bred males are starting to show some black flecking. It's not a sign of impurity, more likely a result of inbreeding due to the limited genetic pool available.

Although quite common in captivity, saddly, it's only a matter of time before this bird will be ESA listed.

A quick note, if you're looking for a less expensive skin to work with, I do have others, but nothing with a 6 foot tail....

 

 

 


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Reeves - Female $125.00  

Almost grouse-like in appearence, this specimen is in excellent condition. The feathering is prime and the color a perfect representation of what a good Reeves hen should look like.

 

 


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full feather wing fly



canyon habitat



Reeves Male

 



Neck Feather

 

Feather Earings



Reeves Male

 

 

Flank Feathers

 



Shoulder Feathers



Wing Coverts

 

 

Breast Feathers



Reeves Center Tails

 

 

Reeves Center Tails

Notice the narrow barring compared to the pair pictured on the left.



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