Parts of the information below were copied and pasted from www.backyardchickens.com breeds index. The photos are of our birds.
Chicken Breed History:
The original strain was supposedly created hundreds of years ago in Japan, but there is also a American strain of the breed. The Phoenix was originally created through selective breeding of the Onagadori, a long-tailed Japanese chicken. The Phoenix was officially recognized by the APA in 1965. They are recognised in the All other standard breeds class.In Asia, their tales can grow up to 20 feet long. In the US, their tales are half as long or shorter.
Chicken Breed Comments / Experience:
Their temperament varies, they can be calm or crazy. They need to have high roosts so that their tales do not get ruined. They also need special winter housing due to the fact that their tales can freeze in the winter. We have bantam Pheonix here at our farm. Our good friend and partner Donnie Huggins has gone in with us on some good quality birds from Mr Cy Hyde in NJ. We are excited to be working on the Lavender color soon. We also have birds from Aubrey Webb (Boggy Bottom Bantams). Both Cy and Aubrey have been very good to help us get started with this beautiful breed.
Chicken Breed Info:
General Egg Info:
Aggressive,Friendly,Wild / restless,Flighty,Easily handled,Calm,Bears confinement well,Noisy,Quiet,Shy,Docile
Breed Colors / Varieties:
Silver,Silver Duckwing,Golden,Golden Duckwing,Black,White,Black-Breasted Red,Golden Black Blue Gold Duckwing,Variegated, others.
White Cockerel from Cy Hyde:
Updated pics of white Rooster:
White Hen from Boggy Bottom Bantams:
Black Hen from Toni Marie Austin:
4 month old cockerel:
My daughter posing with a young cockerel. They are such sweet birds, even the roosters.: