Now the ring-necked pheasant is a big bird; he is about the size of a well-fledged leghorn rooster, weighs perhaps three and one-half to four pounds, and, including his long tail feathers, stretches easily two feet or more in length. Moreover, Nature fairly outdid herself in beautifying the ringneck; he is a perfectly amazing combination of green and red, of white and gold and bronze. His mate, on the other hand, is about the color of a prairie chicken, severely plain, modest and retiring.
©1931 by Iowa State Teachers College
Abbott, Roy L.
Science Bulletin: Vol. 4:
3, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/science_bulletin/vol4/iss3/8