This species is currently considered to be vulnerable, and its population and range in China appears to be rapidly declining. As of 1995 there were probably about 1000 birds in captivity worldwide, and the wild population was perhaps in the tens of thousands. We have bred this species quite successfully using natural mating in Belgium. Many young birds have been shipped to other private collections in South Africa, Brazil, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, and many other European countries.
Status In Captivity: Well Established
Full Adult Plumage: First year not fertile until second year.
Egg Clutch: 6 to 8 Eggs
Incubation 25 Days
Feeding Habits: Normal Pheasant Diet