Golden Phoenix ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MandyH, May 12, 2007.

  1. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Anybody familiar with the golden phoenix chicken breed? We just hatched some out today and they are tee tiny but they are precious.
     
  2. Napalongtail

    Napalongtail Longtail Longtimer

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    Very familiar. I will be happy to answer any questions you might have. [​IMG]
     
  3. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Are they rare? Are they a full sized chicken or a bantam?
     
  4. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    I dont have any Golden pheonix, but I do have a Silver pheonix roo. They arent bantams But They are a a bit of a smaller bird, maturing males at about 5-6 lbs, and females abut 4-5 lbs. They are on the rare side, as you dont see too many of them, i think the Goldens are rarer.
     
  5. Napalongtail

    Napalongtail Longtail Longtimer

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    They actually come in both a standard size and a bantam ( bantams are only found through a few special breeders) .Yes they are classified actually under the Study group as there really is no difinative lineage to classify them under by the NPIP. Some hatcheries classify them as Rare. You will find them to be a slower maturing, slightish style bird ( as critter said) with a lean pheasant type structure. The males are wonderfully pleasant once adults. Try not to handle the boys too much as babies as they can get aggressive in an "I Love you way" [​IMG] My Phoenix hens were the only breed here at the ranch that didn't bother to take the whole winter off from laying. They tend to lay for a couple months and skip a week then resume laying again IMO. Good luck with your new flock:)
     
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  6. webdawg

    webdawg Out Of The Brooder

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    They have one heck of a tail. [​IMG]
     
  7. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    I have a trio of Phoenix and I really love them. My rooster is a little stand-offish, but I've never had a problem with aggression. He does crow a lot more then everyone else, but that just may be him. I LOVE my 2 hens. They are quiet, friendly, and great layers. The first to greet me when I go out to the back yard. I get a lot of comments on my roo, even though he has a ratty tail, people really like them. Here's a pic, he's only a year, so I imagine his tail will come in thicker. I can never get a pic of him with two feet on the ground...
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  8. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    This is mY Silver Pheonix Roo. He is just over a year old. He is by far my Favorite Bird.
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  9. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    Wow he's a lot more beefier then mine. [​IMG]
     
  10. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    I can't find a picture of any of the golden phoenix as chicks. Mine are about a week old by now are are still tiny, but already feathering out.
     

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