Any other Pheonix fans out there?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lindsmurphy, May 18, 2011.

  1. lindsmurphy

    lindsmurphy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, just getting into the hobby and was drawn into the whole "heritage breed" kick. Anyways, I love my decision to keep only purebred Pheonix breed hens and one rooster. I currently have 3 White Pheonix hens, 1 Silver Pheonix hen, and 1 White Pheonix rooster. They were bought from a well known "Heritage Breeding Operation" in the province, who sell these birds for silly prices with pedigrees! I of course got suckered into it but love my birds. I am wondering if anyone out there has any information relating to my breed, and would like to post some photos! I am going to update this thread with pics as soon as I am allowed... I need some more posts.


    Oh, and I just recently was blessed with 3 little chicks from one of the whites. She is doing a very good job of raising them and keeping the rest of the flock in line! Also, another hen is currently setting on two eggs, so soon there will be a few more babies [​IMG]
     
  2. lindsmurphy

    lindsmurphy Out Of The Brooder

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  3. Oldhound

    Oldhound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome ! Wonderful pics, Yes there are quite a few Phoenix fanciers here, As a matter of fact I have phoenix bantams . Look back a few pages for pics and conversation. Feathersite has some good info and pictures.
     
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  4. SunnyCalifornia

    SunnyCalifornia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took this pic today, to update my avatar...

    My little Golden Phoenix is 2nd to the left. He's probably about 2-3 months old? I was told he was a standard Phoenix, but next to all those big fluffballs he sure looks small!! That is a SL Wyandotte on this left, then a Light Sussex, and a Blue Cochin, all are about the same age.

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    This will be my first Phoenix. We are excited to see how he grows!!
     
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  5. lindsmurphy

    lindsmurphy Out Of The Brooder

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    He does look a bit small doesn't he? But he's very pretty, can't wait to see him fill out more!
     
  6. SunnyCalifornia

    SunnyCalifornia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I"m beginning to wonder about my little Phoenix... I was told he came from Ideal Hatchery on 02/03/11, I'm assuming as a day old, putting his birthday right at the beginning of the month of February. He should be a week shy of 4 months old right now. I would have expected for a standard sized bird, he should be alot bigger? I got him from a friend April 23, 2011. He started crowing the next day. But he's still so tiny!! Maybe he is a bantam? He's about the size of my Seramas. Or maybe something is wrong with him? I dunno.

    This is my first time with this breed. Does he even look like a Phoenix? or was he mis-shipped and we have a mystery bird? I took him because he was cute and sweet.

    Does anyone have a pic of a 4 month old Golden Phoenix?
     
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  7. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Pheonix are a smaller breed then the big egg layer only be 4 or 5 lb instead of like 10 lb
     
  9. tandersphoenix

    tandersphoenix Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Quote:He does have slate legs and white earlobes so looks like he is very possibly phoenix. He looks like a red though to me his neck is more red than gold from what I can see.
     
  10. SunnyCalifornia

    SunnyCalifornia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I know not to expect a high quality bird from hatchery stock. He's just a pet anyhow, I just want to know he's doing okay. He has a great personality.

    Here are some solo shots I took today. I put the Snapple bottle in there for a comparison.

    The little pullet that ChickenDales posted looks tiny too, so its making me feel a bit better [​IMG] Thank you for that!

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