Weight, carcase composition and reproductive performance of pheasants (Phasianus colchicus) fed restricted or unrestricted diets.

@article{Wise1994WeightCC,
  title={Weight, carcase composition and reproductive performance of pheasants (Phasianus colchicus) fed restricted or unrestricted diets.},
  author={Dr. R. Wise},
  journal={Research in veterinary science},
  year={1994},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={
          119-24
        }
}
Artificially reared hen pheasants, released in summer, are reported to have little reproductive success in the wild the following spring. One possible explanation is that such birds are unable to obtain an adequate diet after supplementary feeding ceases in February. When captive hen pheasants were fed an unrestricted diet they maintained constant muscle mass and fat reserves throughout the laying period. Hens restricted to pre-lay maintenance levels of nutrition after photostimulation… CONTINUE READING
BETA