The Long Rumored “U Street Hipster Pheasant” Caught on Film!!

by Prince Of Petworth January 19, 2016 at 9:45 am 16 Comments


Thanks to AZ for sending us what has long been rumored but has finally been captured on film – the “U Street Hipster pheasant. Spotted outside of Velvet and El Rey.” The recent street chicken phenomena has reached a whole new level. Godspeed my sweet street birds!

  • Anon

    I’m such a city dweller that I’m beyond excited about this phenom. I’m hoping DC basically turns into Puerto Rico

    • andy

      con menos quiebras…

      • Kingman Park

        y conductores ebrios

        • Anon

          y los baches

  • Kathryn-DC

    I’m glad someone finally got a shot of this guy! One time I was walking on a side street and saw a pheasant, but when I reached into my bag for a camera he flew off.

  • Anon

    Fueled by the Velvet bartenders’ lost baggies?

  • Anon

    I don’t know why people are so excited about chickens and pheasants roaming the streets. All this means is that some idiot got a day old chick. Then the chick grew old and caring for it was too much so they set it free. Or even worse, the “hen” suddenly starting crowing and now they have a rooster.

    This only confirms that chickens do not belong in a city. If you want livestock, move to any of the Maryland suburbs and buy one of the urban farms with 2+ acres. They are all over Bowie and Upper Marlboro. You an have chickens, cows, horses, or any other animal. Livestock animals have no place in the city.

    Eventually your exciting street chickens will either starve to death from improper diet or will be shred to death by someone’s dog.

    • Anon

      Aw, does somebody have a case of the Mondays?

      • Anon

        No just against cruelty to animals by people that want to play farmer. Get a dog, have a baby but don’t release livestock into the city because you are done “caring” for the animal.

        • shmoo

          i feel like my first inclination is that the animal got out, not that it was released into the city.

          • Anon

            Unlikely. Chickens and pheasants are illegal inside the city for a reason. There is no proper amount of land to raise them without sentencing them to a life inside a tiny cage.

            Most likely they were released because taking care of them became a chore.

      • Anon


  • andy

    Man those have got to be the SKINNIEST skinny jeans I’ve seen in a long time!

  • Gerard Wenham

    Video or it didn’t happen. #photoshop ;-)

  • I Dont Get It

    Not to confused with the U Street Hipster Peasant.

  • Impossible to tell from a small blurry photo, but based on posture, body shape, and the way the tail is held, I’m wondering if that’s an American Woodcock, not a pheasant.


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