Black Breasted Red Phoenix Bantam ChickensThe Black Breasted Red Bantam Phoenix is one of the more rare and prized varieties of Phoenix Chickens that have been bred and raised in Japan for centuries. The Phoenix is a long-tailed chicken breed that is kept primarily for its exhibition and aesthetic purposes. It is a remarkably beautiful chicken breed, and it will lay medium sized white legs, but not frequently enough to call it a utility trait.
The Black Breasted Red Phoenix is a fairly small chicken breed with a single comb and white earlobes. The female Black Breasted Red Phoenix have radiant red hackles with orange-red chests and thighs. The outer rim of the wing feathers are a black and the saddle is red-orange and fades to black toward the end of the tail. The males also have bright red amber hackles with a lustrous black breast. They have some iridescent blue feathers on the wing, and the saddle and sickle feathers are mostly red with some black and iridescent blue. There is a small patch of white plumage on the saddle as well, and the long and beautiful tail is lustrous black.
It is important to have a high roost for these birds and to keep the floor of their coop reasonably clean to help prevent the long tail from picking up too much waste. This is a fairly rare and extremely exotic chicken breed. A prize for anyone who takes pride in their ornamental chicken breeds.