The Golden Duckwing Phoenix Standard chicken was developed from the Onagadori Japanese breed. Phoenix Chickens have have amazingly long tail feathers’ especially in the roosters and are great for Exhibition. Females are a poor layer of small eggs but do tend to be broody and will sit and hatch their young. Adult females have a light brown head and neck, with the neck feathers have a dark stripe through the middle of each feather. The front of the neck and breast is rich salmon, shading to light brown at the thighs. The back is dark brown while the body and stern is light brown, main tail is black. Adult males have creamy white head and hackle plumage with some gold. The back, saddle and wing bows are golden. The wing fronts, neck, breast, body stern, main tail and thigh plumage are black. They have bright red wattles, single combs and clean, slate blue legs and feet.
- Poultry Show Class: Standard Breed – Oriental
- Weights: Hen: 4 lbs. Rooster: 5 1/2 lbs.
- Purpose and Type: Eggs; Tail Feathers; Exhibition
- Color of Egg Shell: Cream or Tinted
- Egg Production: Poor
- Egg Size: Small
- Temperament: Active
- Broody: Setters
- Country of Origin: Japan