The male of the golden pheasant species has very striking feathers and a crest of golden feathers, which is where its name comes from. The female of the species is much simpler, as it has feathers with various brown shades with black stripes. Their wings are short and they do not like to fly, meaning that they prefer to escape from any threat by running.
Little is known about the reproductive habits of this pheasant in their natural habitat. Females lay 1 to 5 eggs and they hatch in 22 days without leaving the nest at almost any time throughout this period.