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Does anyone know where to find the rare Onagadori?

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by Beanbag, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. Beanbag

    Beanbag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone... I was searching through google looking up random rooster pictures when I came across the Onagadori chickens. I was wondering if anyone knows how I can get my hands on an Onagadori rooster, and what the prices would be to have it shipped to South Georgia... if anyone knows anything or if you just want to post about the Onagadori Rooster, please feel free.... its tail feathers can grow from 10-15 feet long. Here is a few pictures I found on google.

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    (Edited to: Add smaller picture of white roo.)
     
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  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    おながどり are similar to the Phoenix chickens. Phoenix are easier to find, but are different colors and have shorter tail feathers. Phoenix are not very friendly, but they are fun to look at.

    おながどり require special care and special roosts because of the long tail feathers.

    Here is a great site with lots of pictures and information about おながどり: http://www.longtail-fowl.com/html/onag.html

    http://www.onagadori.com/
    http://groups.msn.com/proto-onagadori
    http://www.countrywhatnotgardens.com/bantamlongtails/
    http://www.shaku1.com/onagadori.htm
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    How would you ever care for birds with tails that long??????
     
  4. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

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  5. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Copied from the website posted above:

    Pures - in Japan and Europe
    Discussion about pure Onagadori. Note: no known pures are currently in the US.​
     
  6. Beanbag

    Beanbag Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    PM Christy (BittyGirl) she has them she might sell you some hatching eggs.
     
  8. Jayare's Chicks

    Jayare's Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    TommyVT I think has some of them. He also has Pure Jungle Fowl from the San Diego Zoo and he has Pheonix also. He was selling some about a month or so ago.

    Jayare
     
  9. Bitty girl

    Bitty girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey I have some they are the White Onagadori. I actaully live in Middleburg, FL so it will depend on where you are in South GA as to if you are close enough on the driving or if you would like to have eggs shipped. I have pheonix/ Samatra & I am working on the Yokahama line. ANYTHING w/a long tail--They are just to impressive. But right now I do have the whites. They are gorgeous & I do sell the eggs. My chickens come from one of the best breeders in the US not that there are many. I have the gold line also--Working on that one.lol My line is from CY's line. I actually am buying out someone who did alot of business w/him so his lines are amazing! My Roo runs the yard. His tail is about 3-4 ft but he is still a young roo. If you are interested please email me. I do have a trio I may poss sell havent made up my mind. But they are a little on the pricey side. Just let me know. Thank you.
     
  10. Bitty girl

    Bitty girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh also to the person who asked about how to keep them w/tails that long--If they are show birds they actually keep them in boxes w/special lighting & put on leashes & taken out of the boxes & walked for excercise each day. They cant be kept w/the hens & they have to have the lighting to a certain point so its not to much or to little they have to be kept on a perch & there tail is groomed almost everyday to make sure there is no breakage or anything like that. I myself--Do not have that much time but my roo is a younger roo-the Onagadori are actually Proto types. They do not have the pure bred Ongadori over here because they were almost extinct so they had to breed pheonix into the Onagadori like to get the tail length. Some roos are better than others mine is pretty nice for the age he is. But the blood lines by the time they are shipped in from across seas & brought into this country they are not really at a price a normal person can afford so they buy the actual blood lines from across seas then breed really nice Pheonix into it to get the actual Proto Onagadori. Their tail feathers if taken care of like they are supposed to be 15 ft for the Proto on the Onagadori--It has been recorded that they can grow up to 30ft long--Absolutly amazing--But you wont find those "for Sale" If someone tells you its one of those I would really do some research & check & double check--I have dont alot of research on them & cant find anyone in the U.S. that will sell the original lineage of them. Sorry if that dampens anything but that is true as I have seen it so far--I was going to breed the PHeonix bcuz I thought they had the longest tail then found out about Yokahams because they actually have a better temperment. But then I researched even further & found these & it took about 4-5 hours to find someone that had them rather close to me & I am actually buying him out of most of his birds. Sorry didnt mean to type that much this is just my favorite chicken to date--I love them--Mine so far has been great I love them. I have only come across 1 roo on this breed that is just to mean for words until I passed him to a friend & he broke him to be friendly. Really pretty birds though.
     

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