A Study on Reproduction of The Silver Pheasant in Captivity
- Received Date: 1900-01-01
- Rev Recd Date: 1900-01-01
- Publish Date: 1995-05-22
Abstract: The Silver Pheasant distributing extensively most of South China mountains was classified as the second class protected wildife in China.On the basis of ecological reserch in wild,we have succeeded to breed them in captivity.We have had arti-population of more than 800 Silver Pheasants and gotten the sixth generations so far.This paper summarized the results of culture and breed of 8 years confirmed that the Silver Pheasant can grow and breed in captivity smoothly.Oviposition period of population extended to 3.5 months.Average clutch size increased to 19.5,Egg size enlarged obviously.The fertility rate increased to 91.4%,incubation rate to 87.3%,survival rate of above 93% up to a month after birth,natality to 1100%.It was confirmed by reseach that the Silver Pheasant will be the economoc animal which has good future of culture for both feather and meat.This paper summarized skill of standardization breeding in captivity as well.
|Citation:||GAO Yu-ren, YAO Wei-lan, ZOU Fa-sheng. A Study on Reproduction of The Silver Pheasant in Captivity. Zoological Research, 1995, 16(2): 194-198.|