[–] Octocopter 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Going to say its some breed of male pheasant. Edit: Red Golden Pheasant

[–] shiffscreek 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Thanks, I spit out hundreds of bird shot in my life from pheasant dinners. (I hope i never swallowed too many lead shot as a kid). And know the look of a dead pheasant very well.

But i never saw a pheasant like that pretty male! USA wild pheasants are not festooned in color.

now I know the name. so awesome.

[–] ImmaLueserBaby 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Good to know! Is there any benefit to raising pheasant? They look a bit scrawny for meat birds

[–] Octocopter 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Some are Show birds and used for decoration, and the common ones for sport/game shooting that you can eat after. They are really not hard to raise but there are far better birds for eggs and meat.

I only know one person who raises them and they sell them to sport hunters that keep bird dogs.

[–] Nosferatjew 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I bet that thing tastes great.