The White Standard Phoenix was developed from the Onagadori Japanese breed in post World War II Germany, breeding it with game birds. They have unique white shoulder hackles, long saddle hackles, and long tail feathers. The Phoenix was bred to have exceptionally long tails, but not to the extravagant length of the Onagadori. Their tail feathers stay blood filled which will cause them to continue to grow. The male Phoenix, depending on bloodline, can have tails that reach 4-5 feet. The hens are very broody and lay small tinted eggs. Their genes also prolong molting periods. They’re great for weathers that aren’t that cold, although they can thrive in colder weathers with the right care.