The Ringneck Pheasant was introduced to the United States around the 1880’s and have become a very popular game bird ever since. They are raised for a number of different reasons including hunting, release, training a bird dog, or for meat! Males have a long, brown streaked black tail accounting for most of the total length, and the body plumage is barred bright gold and brown with green, purple, and white markings. The head is a bottled green color with a distinctive red waddle. The females are a less showy with mottled brown coloring.