Phoenix (chicken)

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Phoenix
Phoenix rooster and hen.jpg
A golden Phoenix hen and rooster, showing the classic long flowing plumage of the breed.
Conservation statusStudy
Country of originJapan
Classification
APAAll Other Stanard Breeds/Single Comb Clean Legged Other Than Game Bantams
Notes
Exhibition breed, extremely hardly and highly prolific. If tail condition is not a concern the Phoenix breed makes a great free range bird.
Chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus)
 
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Phoenix
Phoenix rooster and hen.jpg
A golden Phoenix hen and rooster, showing the classic long flowing plumage of the breed.
Conservation statusStudy
Country of originJapan
Classification
APAAll Other Stanard Breeds/Single Comb Clean Legged Other Than Game Bantams
Notes
Exhibition breed, extremely hardly and highly prolific. If tail condition is not a concern the Phoenix breed makes a great free range bird.
Chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus)

The Phoenix is one of many breeds of chicken that resulted from European selective breeding of onagadori,[1] a long-tail fowl bred in Japan for a thousand years.

They molt every other year, unlike most chicken breeds that molt every year. The breed is famous for its wide, rigid sickle feathers two to five long, with their saddle feather growing from 12 to 18 inches.

The Phoenix breed was accepted into the American Poultry Association Standard of Perfection in 1974 with the Gold and Silver varieties. Recently the Black Breasted Red variety has also been included.

Mr. Hugo du Roi, the first president of the National German Poultry Association, created the Phoenix breed.[2]

References

  1. ^ http://albc-usa.org/cpl/phoenix.html
  2. ^ http://albc-usa.org/cpl/phoenix.html