The male (cock) has dark green plumage on the breast, neck, mantle, and flanks. The male also has bluish-purplish hood with clear ear-tufts, red wattle, and long, pale grey-banded tail. The female is smaller than the male, with a shorter tail, and has brownish black colored plumage, with dark brown feather fringed pale brown. In captivity, a good feed for pheasants is enough to keep them in perfect condition since they are not very demanding pheasants.
They can be fed with a good commercial feed for pheasant chickens (27% protein). These pheasants feed on their natural habitat of grains, berries, fruits, and small invertebrates, small crustaceans and snails. In captivity, a good feed for pheasants is enough to keep them in perfect condition since they are not very demanding pheasants.
- The green pheasant is the national bird of Japan. It was declared the national bird of Japan in 1947.