Melanistic mutant pheasant hens are a dark brownish color with a copper-colored stippling pattern across their entire bodies up to the shoulder. A picture of large beautiful black pheasant with an iridescent greenish-black plumage; According to SD Game, Fish and Parks Senior Upland Birds biologist, Travis J. Runia, the melanistic pheasants are a color mutation of the ‘common’ pheasant. They are known with having a phenomenal ability to survive and breed when released into the wild. Guaranteed 90%+ accuracy. Minimum of 120 chicks on all sexed hens orders. This bird is a melanistic common or ring-necked pheasant (Phasianus colchicus). Spring hens are usually around 40-50 weeks old when sold. While the females are less colorful, and smaller in size, but have a depth of lacing like other hen species. The black pheasant hen has a smooth collar of darker, iridescent blue-black feathering that is distinctive from the more brownish feathers of the head and body. Hens 125-399: $0.25 each : Hens 400+ $0.20 each: Sexed chicks are based on availability. This is a hen pheasant. She's not really as black as one might expect a melanistic animal to be. The cock melanistic pheasants are really black.… Fall hens will be 21-28 weeks old when sold. Then I came here to ask about raising pheasants to see if this was a good idea. When hunting, hens add a great thrill to the hunt making the hunt more authentic. So on Craig's List I came across someone local that has some melanistic pheasant chicks for sale. Melanistic Mutant Pheasant: Melanistic mutants, aka black pheasants, are large pheasants … Our hens have been fed a high quality feed and are raised in an environment that replicates wild habitat. Hens are a great way to repopulate your fields. My first instinct was that I wanted some! Beyond their dark and exotic coloration, Melanistic Mutant pheasants differ from their Ring-Necked originators in their survival abilities. Hello all! She's much darker brown and has more black on her plumage than a typical hen of this species.