Pheasants have specialized breast muscles that can deliver bursts of
power that allow them to reach speeds of nearly 40 miles per hour in an
attempt to escape trouble. This female pheasant seems to be keeping a
wary eye on her surroundings although her motivation to run away has
been tempered by her desire to show off her beautifully painted plumage-
done Herend style. Her normal cinnamon color takes on an exotic air
when combined with pops of 24K gold and a fish scale treatment on her
wings that hints at the pheasant’s Asian origins.