Females look similar to Melanistic Mutant males, however they are smaller and less colourful. Their signature iridescent sheen tends to be more black with a blue shimmer. Their tail feathers are also shorter than their male counterparts.
Contrasting from other types of pheasants, the Melanistic Mutant male features iridescent blue-green plumage throughout its entire body. It has a beautiful sheen of colours in the sunlight including blue, purple and green. With long tail feathers, coloured brown and black, they are slightly larger than Ring Neck Pheasants, weighing about half a pound more on average.