Bantam Phoenix Rooster Tail Q...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Aframechickens191, May 24, 2010.

  1. Aframechickens191

    Aframechickens191 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello Everyone!
    This is my first post; yay! I have had my chickens for a little over a year now. I have four bantams which I got at a livestock auction, and Im pretty sure I know what breeds they are, but I have done research on my "Golden Duckwing Phoenix" Rooster and found that phoenixes, in order to grow such long tails, are not supposed to molt their tail feathers. Im not sure if it could be that he is still in blood feather, but during his last molt he shed his tail feathers! This left me confused!!! If anyone can contribute their thoughts on my little guy, Id love to read them! Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. I don't know much about the phoenix except that they need a lot of room for their tail to grow in right. Good luck. [​IMG]
     
  3. loverOFchickens

    loverOFchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome!

    I have 3 phoenix and have learned a lot about phoenix and longtails from this website: http://onagadori.net/ .

    It is my understanding the phoenix DO molt once or twice yearly. Some other long tail and experimental breeds do not. Also ongadori do not but that is not relevant because the Japanese are the only ones who have this breed.

    To help the males have longer tails you have to keep them separate and feed them special foods etc.

    Good luck,
    loverOFchickens
     
  4. NWChicks

    NWChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Washington!
     
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  7. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

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  9. Aframechickens191

    Aframechickens191 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much everyone! i do feel very welcome! 8) and i will check out that website, thanks [​IMG]
     
  10. Aframechickens191

    Aframechickens191 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey all just thought id post some pics of that golden phoenix for ya! His name is Blondie, for obvious reasons! 8D

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    No, theres nothing wrong with his eye, i just caught him mid-blink lol
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