Kalij Main Page

We no longer breed any of the Kalij species due to lack of interest and a highly reduced genetic pool in Canada.

A full list of Kalij species is below:

o Kalij Pheasant (Lophura leucomelana)

                + White Crested Kalij (Lophura leucomelana 


                + Nepal Kalij (Lophura leucomelana leucomelana)

                + Black-Backed Kalij (Lophura leucomelana 


                + Black Kalij (Lophura leucomelana moffitti)

                + Black-Breasted/Horsefield's Kalij (Lophura 

                    leucomelana lathami)

                + William's Kalij (Lophura leucomelana williamsi)

                + Oates's Kalij (Lophura leucomelana oatesi)

                + Lineated Kalij (Lophura leucomelana lineata)

                + Crawfurd's Kalij (Lophura leucomelana crawfurdi)

In general Kalij are found in the Himalayas (White Crested), Nepal (Nepal), Bhutan (Black-backed, Black, & Black-breasted/Horsefield's), India (Black-backed & Black-breasted/Horsefield's), Burma (Black-breasted/Horsefield's, William's, Oates', Lineated, & Crawfurd's), and Thailand (Lineated & Crawfurd's)

Kalij Males are generally dark metallic blues, grey, black, or a combination.  Females are generally brown or grey-brown.  Both sexes have crests. 

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