pair of ring-necked pheasantsThe term 'pheasant' is technically a term for a group of large species of fowl in the family Phasianidae which includes the partridge, guinea fowl, peafowl, quail and francolins. Typically, however, the term pheasant is used for birds such as the ring-necked pheasant. These pheasants are raised commercially for meat and/or for release in hunting preserves.



  • Pheasant is singluar; Pheasants is plural
  • Hen = adult female pheasant
  • Cock = adult male pheasant
  • Pullet = young female pheasant under one year of age
  • Cockerel = young male pheasant under one year of age
  • Chick/Poult = young (baby) pheasant