Pheasant Incubation Chart


COMMON NAME LATIN NAME INCUBATION PERIOD CLUTCH SIZE EGG COLOR NOTES
Satyr
Tragopan
Tragopan satyra 28 4-6 Buff with reddish flecks Elevated nesters.
Temminck's
Tragopan
Tragopan temmincki 28 2-6 Buff, specled with brown; small size Elevated nesters, but will nest on ground.
Blyth's
Tragopan
Tragopan blythi 28 to 30 2 to 5 Pale buff, lightly flecked with brown xx
Cabot's
Tragopan
Tragopan caboti 28 2-4 Buff, speckled with brown xx
Koklass
Pheasant
Pucrasia macrolopha 26-27 9-12 Buff, brown speckles vary among the subspecies xx
Himalayan Monal(Impeyan Pheasant) Lophophorus impeyanus 28 4-6 xx xx
Ceylon
Junglefowl
Gallus lafayettei 20-21 2-4 xx xx
Green
Junglefowl
Gallus varius 21 4-8 xx xx
Red
Junglefowl
Gallus gallus 19-21 4-8 xx xx
Grey
Junglefowl
Gallus sonnerati 21 4-6 xx xx
White Eared Pheasant Crossoptilon crossoptilon 24-25 4-7 xx xx
Blue Eared Pheasant Crossoptilon auritum 26-28 5-8 Pale grayish brown xx
Brown Eared Pheasant Crossoptilon mantchuricum 26-27 5-8 xx xx
Edward's
Pheasant
Lophura edwardsi 24-25 5-6 xx xx
Kalij
Pheasant
Lophura leucomelana 24-25 9-15 xx xx
Silver
Pheasant
Lophura nycthemera 25-26 4-10 xx Early layers
Swinhoe's Pheasant Lophura swinhoei 24-26 3-6 xx xx
Crestless
Fireback
Lophura erythropthalma 24 3-6 xx xx
Crested
Fireback
Lophura ignita 24 4-8 xx xx
Siamese
Fireback
Lophura diardi 24-25 5-8 xx xx
Cheer
Pheasant
Catreus wallichi 26 9-12 xx xx
Reeve's
Pheasant
Syrmaticus reevesi 24-25 7-14 xx xx
Copper
Pheasant
Syrmaticus soemmeringi 24-25 6-12 xx xx
Bar-tailed Pheasant Syrmaticus humiae 27-28 6-11 xx xx
Elliot's
Pheasant
Syrmaticus ellioti 25 6-8 xx xx
Mikado
Pheasant
Syrmaticus mikado 27-28 5-10 Creamy white xx
Common
Pheasant
Phasianus colchicus 24-25 8-12 xx xx
Green
Pheasant
Phasianus versicolor 24-25 8-12 xx xx
Golden
Pheasant
Chrysolophus pictus 22-23 8-12 Pale buff to cream xx
Lady Amherst Pheasant Chrysolophus amherstiae 22-24 6-12 Same as golden; longer oval shape than golden xx
Grey Peacock Pheasant Polyplectron bialcaratum 21-22 2 xx xx
Germain's Peacock Pheasant Polyplectron germaini 22-23 2 xx xx
Malaysian Peacock Pheasant Polyplectron malacense 22 1 xx xx
Palawan Peacock Pheasant Polyplectron emphanum 18-19 2 Buff-white xx
Indian Blue Peafowl Pavo cristatus 27-29 4-8 xx xx
Green
Peafowl
Pavo muticus 28 4-6 xx xx


Many species that are not included on this chart are very rare in captivity or there are none in private collections at all. After reviewing the directory, I chose the species that are more commonly kept in collections. For incubation information of the rarer species, please refer to their indvidual fact sheets.

The numerous subspecies of the Lophura leucomelanos, Lophura nycthemera & Phasianus colchicus are not recognized indvidually on this chart, nor are the other recognized subspecies.



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