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H-30  Ringneck Pheasants

H-30 Ringneck Pheasants

Color Reproduction | By Charles Beckendorf

  • Size
    14" x 11"

Additional Information

 The Ringneck Pheasant is an exotic import in Texas.  Benjamin Franklin's son-in-law, Richard Bache, was the first person to stock pheasant in America in 1760.  That experiment failed, but in 1861, the American Consul Gerneral in Shanghai, China, sent 30 pheasant to his home in Oregon.  In 1888, pheasants were successfully stocked on the east coast and soon everybody wanted to stock pheasants.  Over the years thousands escaped to the wild, and today pheasants inhabit most of the American farmbelt.

Since the early 1940's the Texas Panhandle has become a large producer of grain crops.  The change from big ranches to farmland caused the ringneck to immigrate from Oklahoma to the High Plains of Texas where they have firmly established themselves.

In recent years ringneck pheasants were introduced by the state along the lower Gulf Coast with great success.


This is a part of the Texas Wildlife Art Prints Collection.

Color Reproduction

Beckendorf color reproductions are developed using four color process printing on fine white paper. This advanced technique utilizes separate color plates for each of the primary colors, plus black. High-resolution digital scans and special process inks are utilized to yield beautiful, accurate reproductions.

About the Artist - Charles Beckendorf

Charles grew up in Mathis, Texas, where he had the opportunity to spend hours on large ranches. Generous land owners gave him permission to wander freely over their ranches and he observed creatures in their natural surroundings. He developed a lifelong love of nature, whether it be in the tiniest of flowers or the largest of animals. It was at this time that he became a true naturalist.

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