Long tail fowl

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by iajewel, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    Does anyone know what the longest tail breed that is available here in the US? I would like to try and raise one and have studied the feed etc, however all my info came from over seas. I would like to find one here in the US
     
  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

    4,516
    25
    254
    Jul 22, 2009
    Alapaha, Ga
    Quote:The longest tail breed is the Japanese Onagadori, however there are no true Onags here in the US, just decendants from some Onag roos that Japan gave to the US years ago. So here the US, your best be would probably be to get some from/ or derived from Mr Cy Hyde. He has birds with high percentage Onagadori in them. Other possible longtail sources that I can think of would be my buddy Aubrey ( Boggy Bottom Bantams on here) he has some birds from Cy Hyde. Toni Marie Astin, shes a reknown breeder who lives here in Ga as well and she has some of the best longtails with imported blood in them too. And BYC member onagadori on here has some nice longtails. I believe she has some sumatra and yokohama infused into some of hers as well.
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2011
  3. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    Do you know how I would contact Mr Hyde?
     
  4. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

    4,516
    25
    254
    Jul 22, 2009
    Alapaha, Ga
    Quote:PM Boggy Bottom Bantams and he can give you his number. He just got a pair of Whites, a pair of lavenders, and a black roo from him and he should be able to get you in contact with him. They are going to be EXPENSIVE though, so be prepared for that.
     
  5. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    I know some roosters go for around 1200 but Im assuming thats not a chick. I really just wan't one younger rooster.. I don't know how shipping that would work? Maybe 6 eggs?
     
  6. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

    4,516
    25
    254
    Jul 22, 2009
    Alapaha, Ga
    Quote:Now that wouldnt be a chick and most of the longtail breeders dont even sell chicks or eggs so you would want to get started roo most likely or maybe a pair. I dont remember how much Aubrey said he paid for his, I think it was maybe a couple hundred per pair.

    And the shipping would be regular express shipping which would run in the ballpark of $60 .
     
  7. deandad

    deandad New Egg

    7
    0
    6
    Nov 22, 2010
    Saw a typo. Aubrey is at Boggy Bottom Bantams on here.
     
  8. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    They have already contacted me.. thank you very much. They did say they only have Pheniox however.
     
  9. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

    4,516
    25
    254
    Jul 22, 2009
    Alapaha, Ga
    Quote:Thanks for catching that, I spelled it right in my second post but mispelled it in the first one. I fixed it. Thanks
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by