HEAD AND NECK:
Crest, similar to the regular golden, but darker.
Lores, Face, Chin, and Throat: smoky black, with no trace of metallic green which would indicate Amherst blood. Some throat
feathers have faint light shafts.
Back and Rump: same as regular golden, except darker.
Upper Breast: smoky black, with no trace of
metallic green which would indicate Amherst blood. In the zone between the black and dark scarlet there are glints of impure
Lower Breast: dark scarlet.
as regular golden, but darker.
Primaries and Secondaries, same as regular golden, but the outer pale buff and chestnut markings are lacking or reduced to an indistinct mottling.
black, barred with dark cinnamon.
same as regular golden, but darker.
Upper Tail Coverts: dark red to scarlet.
LEGS & FEET:
Legs: dark yellow.
dark yellow, sometimes blackish.
Length: 39 - 43 inches.
1. Metallic green on the face, throat and upper breast.
Cocks which show green in these areas have Amherst blood. 3. Spots
or pattern in central tail rectrices as the normal golden, tail must be barred instead of spotted to be a pure dark throated
4. Chick without white spot on the throat. Chick must
be chocolate brown with white spot.
Lores, Face, and Ear Coverts,
Chin, and Throat, almost
black, slightly tipped with brownish.
Ruff, slightly elongated
with a grey powdering.
Bill, dark yellow.
Entire Body, is generally
much darker than the normal Golden with the ground color dark rufous brown, with black bars and mottlings.
Abdomen, is as deep in color
and as barred as the rest of plumage.
tail markings are like those of the normal Golden, the lateral feathers being predominately a very rich dark rufous brown.
Legs, dark yellow.
Feet, dark yellow, sometimes
Length: 25-26 inches.
light, lacking dark rufous brown color.
Lack of barring in tail.
Too large in size.
SALMON GOLDEN PHEASANT
(Chrysolophus pictus infuscatus)
HEAD AND NECK:
Same as Yellow Golden (Luteus),
but can be slightly darker.
Back and Rump,
same as yellow Golden (Luteus)
irregularly streaked or splotched with dark color. There is a big individual variation.
Lower Parts, salmon,
irregularly streaked or splotched with dark color. There is a big variation between individuals.
Top feathers, obliquely
striped like the Dark Throated Golden. Stripes are light in color.
Upper Tail Coverts,