longest feathers?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by TATERsmom, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. TATERsmom

    TATERsmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone have any Phoenix fowl. I read they hold the record for having the longest feathers. Would love to see pics.
     
  2. Vcomb

    Vcomb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    actually the Onagadori has the record for longest feathers. The phoenix has been bred to produce great lengths of tail as well. Longest any of mine ever got (before breaking off) was 5 foot.
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Perhaps a silly question, but NOT counting tail feathers (in other words, the feathers that cover the body, wings, head, etc.), which breeds have longer feathers than others? Anyone know the genetics involved?
     
  4. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have to say my one roo cochin by far has the longest body feathers than anyone in my flock.
     
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    I have a phoenix boy who is very young yet. He's handsome I do have to say. He's about 7 months old right now and his tail feathers still have a lot of growing to do but they are pretty long already. I need to take a full picture of him but you can see him here on my blog...just scroll a few pages down.

    http://breakawaycarriejean.blogspot.com/
     
  6. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Minohiki

    Or

    Genetic Hackles (near the bottom of the page is the picture).

    Nice, but not what I meant--I meant where the whole bird tended to have longer feathers, not any particular portion of them. The answer about the cochin was more in line with what I was asking. Sort of like the difference between a smooth coated fox terrier and a pomeranian, to give rather extreme examples, lol.​
     

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