Old English Pheasant Fowl

Yorkshire is located in northern Britain and shortly after the birth of Christ was inhabited by Romans. With these early Roman settlers came chickens, and from those chickens a series of rose-combed chicken breeds emerged including the Bolton Grey, Lancashire Mooney and Yorkshire Pheasant. These birds were lumped together as “Hamburghs,” but this proved to be an overgeneralization that was eventually corrected. In 1914 one striking, distinct Yorkshire breed was renamed the Old English Pheasant Fowl. Today, these birds, which occur in both gold and silver varieties, are extremely rare even in their native country, and until now they were unknown outside the UK. In that country, the breed is on the watch list of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.

Greenfire Farms recently imported Old English Pheasant Fowl from the UK. These beautiful mahogany birds are active foragers and prolific layers of medium-size white eggs. We will be releasing them to the public in the spring of 2021. This will be your opportunity to own for the first time in North America this exotically beautiful, historic breed.