How long till a Sumatra or a Phoenix get their long tail feathers?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chiko, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Orem, Utah.
    My friend wants a rooster with long tail feathers. But she wants to know which one gets their long tails faster...Thank you.
     
  2. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    the phoenix and Sumatra don't molt the tail so it takes a bit for them to get really long. the phoneix get a longer tail but to do that you have to keep them out of the mud/ snow ect.
     
  3. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Orem, Utah.
    About how long?
     
  4. ReikiStar

    ReikiStar Chillin' With My Peeps

    I believe 2 years for the Sumatra to get their full tails and I don't know for the Phoenix since they're tails grow so long.
     
  5. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Orem, Utah.
    Dang 2 years! Thanks for the help!
     
  6. gallorojo

    gallorojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oct 15, 2009
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    Both phoenix and sumatra do molt their tails. Generally they both molt yearly, a few phoenix will molt every other year. It takes my cubablayas about 8-12 weeks to grow a full tail( after a molt, or initially when growing the first real tail) I imagine that a phoenix tail would take somewhat longer to grow to full length, but not nearly 2 years, unless you are lucky enough to have a phoenix that molts every other year.
     
  7. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Orem, Utah.
    Quote:Got it thanks [​IMG]
     

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