Yellow Golden Pheasant
Yellow Golden Pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus mut. luteus / Phasianidae) - Geumkang Recreational Forest, Gongju, Chungnam, Korea
The Yellow Golden, also known as the Ghigi's Golden, is a popular color mutation of the Golden Pheasant occuring in captivity. The Yellow Golden is not a recognized subspecies of the Golden and I have found no reports of any ever seen in the wild. In my opinion, this is the most striking of the mutations. The obvious difference is the color, with yellow replacing the red. The male has retained the dark green mantle from the original form. The blue of the wings has been replaced with brown while the crest and ruff are the same as the normal golden. The tail is pale brown spotted with light yellow. The hen is pale yellow all over with gray barring.
황금계 - 꿩과(Phasianidae). 충남 공주 금강자연휴양림 조류번식장
금계의 변종(돌연변이)로 금계가 붉은색이 있는 데 반해 황금계에는 붉은색이 없다.