The Golden Phoenix Bantam is one of many 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 Golden Phoenix is a fairly small chicken breed with a single comb and white earlobes. The female Golden Phoenix is an amber red on the front of the neck and breast, while it has black and golden laced feathers on the top of the head and back of the neck. The lower abdomen is a dark salmon red and the wings and back of the female are shades of dark brown. The male Golden Phoenix has a beautiful golden head and bright yellowish golden hackles. The chest, thighs, and tail are all a lustrous black. The saddle is reddish amber with beautiful finely penciled golden sickles hanging down.
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.