The Phoenix is an ancient Japanese breed of chicken tracing its heritage back over a thousand years! Phonexies are a high-maintenance breed, requiring special care in order to keep their tail feathers in good shape. 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 Golden Phoenix is one of many varieties of Phoenix Chickens that have been bred and raised in Japan for centuries. The Phoenix is a long tailed chicken breed that is kept primarily for its exhibition and aesthetic purposes. It is a remarkably beautiful chicken breed, and it will lay medium sized white legs, but not frequently enough to call it a utility trait.
     The Silver Phoenix is a fairly small chicken breed with a single comb and white earlobes.  The female Golden Phoenix is an amber red on the front of the neck and breast, while it has black and golden laced feathers on the top of the head and back of the neck. The lower abdomen is a dark salmon red and the wings and back of the female are shades of dark brown. The male Giolden Phoenix has a beautiful golden head and bright yellowish golden hackles. The chest, thighs and tail are all a lustrous black. The saddle is reddish amber with beautiful finely penciled golden sickles hanging down. It is important to have a high roost for these birds and to keep the floor of their coop reasonably clean to help prevent the long tail from picking up too much waste.

Origin / History:
Class: All Other Breeds
Place of Origin: Japan
Type: Large Fowl & Bantam
Size: Small (4-5 lbs)
Rarity: Common
Purpose: Ornamental
Recognized Varieties: Silver, Gold

Egg Facts:
Egg Laying: Poor (1/wk)
Egg Color: Cream or Tinted
Egg Size: Medium

Fancy features:
Egg Laying: Poor (1/wk)
Egg Color: Cream or Tinted
Egg Size: Medium

Fancy features:
Comb Type: Single Comb
Crested: No
Feathered Legs: No
Number of Toes: 4

Suitability to Backyard Life:
Hardy In Winter: No
Especially Docile: Yes
Setter/Broody: No
Personality: Not friendly

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