Phoenix is one of the many European chickens that evolved from selective breeding of the Japanese breed chicken Onagador with other breeds of chicken by
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the first president of the National German Poultry Association, Mr. Hugo du Roi. In the year 1974, the Phoenix breed was accepted into the American Poultry Association's Standard of Perfection. There are three recognized colors in this particular breed which are Silver, Golden and Black-Breasted Red.
The Phoenix chicken has long tail which mostly reaches two to three feet which will molt every other year. Phoenix chickens have pheasant-like appearance, with a white earlobes, and a single comb with a slate colored legs.
For the rooster, its tails is carried horizontally and slightly higher than hens. Phoenuix hens are quite poor layers, producing one small to medium size eggs per week. Because of their active nature with superb fighting skills, as well as to accomade the length of their tails, a large coop is highly recommended for keeping Phoenixes contained.