Category Archives: History of MacFarlane Pheasants

The History of MacFarlane Pheasants, Part 3: The Road Not Taken

Editor’s note: This is Part 3 in a three-part series detailing the rich history of MacFarlane Pheasants, a business that began 86 years ago and has since grown into the largest pheasant farm in North America. Special thanks to the MacFarlane family for providing archived documents and information.               […]

The History of MacFarlane Pheasants, Part 2: All in the Family

Don MacFarlane Editor’s note: This is Part 2 in a three-part series detailing the rich history of MacFarlane Pheasants, a business that began 86 years ago and has since grown into the largest pheasant farm in North America. Special thanks to the MacFarlane family for providing archived documents and information. Don and Ken MacFarlane grew […]

The History of MacFarlane Pheasants, Part 1: The Making of the Farm

Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 in a three-part series detailing the rich history of MacFarlane Pheasants, a business that began 86 years ago and has since grown into the largest pheasant farm in North America. Special thanks to the MacFarlane family for providing archived documents and information.   William (Bill) MacFarlane, the president of […]

Back to the Past – Manchurian Project – Part 2

I went to China in 1994, as part of a People-to-People delegation, and we went to Changchun, the province where our original set of Manchurian pheasant eggs had been collected. The trip, as well as an explanation of our research into the Manchurian Pheasants, is chronicled in a slide show on our website – http://tinyurl.com/p7xfor7 […]

25 Years of the Manchurian Project – Part 1

MacFarlane Pheasant Farm is justifiably proud that it’s been 25 years since we first imported Manchurian pheasant eggs into the United States, and we’re still the only pheasant farm that maintains a pure flock of the feisty birds. What we sell on our website – www.pheasant.com – is a cross with our MacFarlane ringnecks. These […]

111th Birthday

  If my dad was alive, he would turn 111 today! He managed the farm from the mid 1930’s until his passing in 1985.                

History of MacFarlane

Often times we make it a point to highlight where the farm is, or how it is growing. It is exciting to see how it has evolved and what all it has become! Today I thought I would give you a little insight as to the history of MacFarlane Pheasants, and where it all began. […]