can anyone identify his breeding besides the phoenix. he is 8 lbs. this is Einstein at my best guess the attack happened shortly after evening feed up. his foot was bitten by a rat. and because of the pain it caused him he was unable to climb the ramp with the hens. and sat alone to freeze to death. we caught it at night check ( coyotes, racoon, fox are a real threat and most of my birds are prize winners. ) his legs were frozen completely stiff and slightly enlarged. he was brought in and thawed slowly with ambient heat and body heat (my very young daughter wouldn't let him go, intermittently crying into his feathers, and commanding/begging him not to die ). after he was good and tear soaked and thawed, the real swelling began only in the one foot. but he was eating, drinking, and perching. i treated him for frost bite on his rear thumb toe and the tips of his comb and waddles. when the swelling seemed to stop getting worse, i let him rest the night. the bite was apparent the next morning when i checked on him after morning feed up. i flushed it with hydrogen peroxide 70% solution squirted on triple antibiotic and set him into the makeshift perch box with new geegan pad, and a sterile dowel rod. day two, a horrible stench ensued akin to the smell of rotting seafood or a dead rat. i debrided the site. i injected with penecillin. day three, this morning i am prepping to perform a second small invasive surgery to remove the rotting flesh and infection. you can see that his one toe pinky is split open. bright mac and cheese powder is visable. sure it is the source of the stink. i think it is dead. hoping it will fall off on it's own. there is a large abcess between it and the middle toe. the middle seems okay no infection no frost bite. the tip of his pointer toe looks dead as well. i hope not, we will see. his pad on the underside is completely swollen. i literally broke him out of his shell, i will not give up on him. i will keep you updated.