Onagadori chickens...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Fairyloop5, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. Fairyloop5

    Fairyloop5 Songster

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    I have been thinking about buying onagadori chickens, and I have a few questions...
    1. The eggs are from eBay, will they possibly hatch?
    2. Is the MagicFly incubator good?
    3. Are onagadori chickens a good breed, and can they be shown?
    4. Is the place I will put them big enough?
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  2. CatWhisperer

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    If you want to raise Onagadori to show I don’t think eggs off eBay is the way to start. You will not find good stock that way.
     
  3. Fairyloop5

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    Thanks, if they aren’t show worthy, I will keep them as pets, they are stunning looking!
     
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    Is the magicfly incubator good?
     
  5. Lacy Duckwing

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    I use either a Buff Orpington or a Silver Duckwing Old English Game Bantam for an incubator. They are very good incubators.

    If you are looking for show, try the Phoenix. They have Onagadori in them. The Phoenix will molt their tails and a lot of hatcheries have them. The Onagadori does not molt there tails and are harder to come by. The Onagadori is a higher maintenance breed and requires a place where nothing will damage their tails. The Phoenix is the same way, but if their tails ever does get damaged, when they molt, their tails will be replaced.
    I suggest you first try out a Phoenix or Yokohama to get experience before you try out an Onagadori.
     
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    I use a silkie, she’s a great incubator also.
     
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    I have some of those, 19 weeks old now. I got them just for eye candy. I was told you a real Onagadori breeder that their chickens aren’t real Onagadori. If you wanted to breed and show you need to find one of the real breeders in this country and convince them you are worthy. For show and breeding I also recommend starting with Phoenix. I had them for 6 years and they are lovely. I never did breed any.
     
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