nature, photography, Uncategorized, Wyoming

That Awkward Stage

Pheasant Rooster CR

The pheasants are beginning to show their secondary sex characteristics, and it makes for a fun evening walking through the pens.  The roosters, like this guy, are getting their red eye and cheek patches and laying down their new colored feathers.  His white “ring-neck” is just starting to appear as well.  I love watching the transformation from fuzzy yellow chick to sleek, ornate beauties.

The boys are also starting to act like boys – strutting and preening and pushing each other around.  But the best part is hearing them try to crow when they really haven’t gotten their big boy voices yet.  Er-er-er-er-ARRRAQUSAKSEK!



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