- Poultry Show Class: All Other Standard Breeds, Orientals Class
- Weights: Hen—–4 lbs
Rooster——5 1/2 lbs
Pullet—3 1/2 lbs
Cockerel—–4 1/2 lbs
- Purpose and Type: Egg Laying, Long Tail Feathers; Exhibition
- Egg Shell Color: Cream or Tinted
- Egg Production: Poor
- Egg Size: Small
- Temperament: Active
- Fertility Percentage: 40-55%
- Broody: Setters
- Mating Ratio: 9 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: 6+ feet
- Country of Origin: Japan
- APA: Yes, Recognized by American Standard of Perfection in 2017
- TLC: Yes, Watch Status
- Breeder Farm Source: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline or strain of pure Black Breasted Red Phoenix since 2004.
Best chickens ever!
We love these chickens. They are calm around people and predator resistant. At feeding time, my kids can walk up to these hens and pick them up. We had a dog in the yard chase our chickens this past fall. He caught our heavy chickens, but all of our phoenix (15) were up in the trees and on top of our neighbors house 500 ft away! They are broody in their first year, and lay a surprising amount of eggs. As ours came into lay, they started the same time as red sex links. They respond well to lights in the winter, and are required if you want egg production to stay high in the fall. The eggs are smaller, and the hens will hide nests if they free range. About half of the roosters will grow long beautiful tails. They need more space that is out of mud and ice, otherwise their tails will break from dragging feathers on the ground. These are the best phoenix that I have seen that came from a hatchery. If you’re looking for an exotic chicken that lays well, these are it! Highly recommended
I love my black breasted red Phoenix chickens.
The black breasted red Phoenix are beautiful chickens. They are very docile. Although I only purchased them this spring, they have already hatched 2 chicks. (I only let them them sit on 2 eggs.) Strangely, one of the chicks is white. I rate them a 4 because although I have 4 hens, they have not produced any eggs since they hatched the chicks.
Great Chicks, Till the hawk.
The chicks arrived with several other breeds, we had a case of ”shipping fever” and sadly lost some
Crackle quickly replaced my chicks.
We had them indoors for quite some time, and they all grew up to be happy and healthy. That is until the local hawks decided to pay a visit and break into the coop.
I still have one male who is just stunning and already has about three-foot tail feathers at just shy of one years old.
Will definitely order again! Usually do every January!
What beautiful creatures
I have 3 roosters and 2 hens. Bellfire is our prize bird he he has such vibrant colors!! They are all so friendly. Thank you so much for these amazing dolls!
This breed is absolutely beautiful. Friendly enough if you handle them early. Did not do too well with my larger breeds, a little too docile.
We have been happy with the chicks we have purchased from you. The birds have been beautiful.
These birds are not only beautiful they are sweet and full of personality. They arrived healthy and happy .
Steve Pennsylvania March 2016 –
I am very pleased with how the folks at Cackle Hatchery provided service to me. They were very responsive and polite during my purchase of chicks. Mine arrived in great shape and I couldn’t be more pleased with the whole transaction. Thanks so much and I will be back!
i order 15 chicks last yr strait run got 14 roaster tryed to call talk 2 time no resauts i order this yr again hope that dosent happen again they said stairt runs
Toby Oklahoma July 2014 –
I just wanted to say thank you for the excellent service and communications. The customer service department was great, very patient and understanding. This was my first chick purchase and I wasn’t sure how everything worked so I was a little concerned. All the chicks arrived in great condition and I couldn’t be happier with the folks at Cackle Hatchery! Thanks Again,