We specialise in Japanese Green cross pheasants. As far as we are aware we keep the only commercial flock of pure Southern Japanese Green pheasants in Europe, which means we are the sole producers of 1st and 2nd cross Japanese Green.
We currently pen 35000 laying pheasant hens, the majority of which are kept in traditional 10’ x 10’ grassed pens. All the birds are over-wintered at Hy-Fly. The primary reason for using a “closed flock” is for biosecurity.
Our breeding pheasants endure a stringent selection process and birds with any undesirable traits are discarded. This enables us to ensure that each strain is as consistent as possible.
All of our breeding birds undergo a strict vaccination programme to protect again infectious bronchitis, mycoplasma, TRT, Newcastles disease and salmonella, as well as being treated for lice. The birds are routinely wormed on a 21 day programme.
We can supply various other strains including Blacknecks, Common Ringnecks, Michigan, Polish and Melanastic. In addition to our own products we source eggs from the most reliable and reputable French suppliers. We are able to supply Chinese Ringnecks and Manchurian cross which are delivered direct to us from MacFarlanes (U.S.A.) as eggs or chicks. However, they are only available as poults due to quarantine regulations.
As quoted in The International Encyclopedia of Shooting edited by Michael Brander “It is an extremely hardy bird and was imported into Britain by the Earl of Derby in 1840 and when crossed with either torquatus or colchicus excellent sporting birds of great size were produced. They are reputed to stray less from coverts and to take wing more readily and to fly more strongly than any of their parents.”
Southern Japanese Green –
Smaller than most other pheasants, it is unusually wild and extremely fast on the wing.
The pure bird is too expensive and wild for shooting but when crossed with other breeds provides a fantastic bird for flat land shoots
where good returns are as important as flying ability.
1st Cross Japanese – 50% pure Japanese Green with 50% common or blackneck.
2nd Cross Japanese
25% pure Japanese Green, 25% Blackneck, 25% Manchurian and 25% Chinese Ringneck.
Common Ringneck Polish
White Mutant Melanistic Mutant