- Silver Duckwing Phoenix Standard Chicken
Cackle Hatchery® has been breeding a large selection of poultry types for decades, including the Silver Duckwing Phoenix. While some aspects of this breed can be traced back thousands of years ago to the Onagadori breed in Japan, it was actually developed in post-World War II Germany. This specific variety features silver shoulder hackles as well as very long tails, and they can lay small eggs. Place your order today for Silver Duckwing Phoenix baby chicks or give us a call if you have any questions!
Many people who like this breed of chicken also like the miniature version of the breed, the Silver Duckwing Phoenix Bantam Chicken.
Also may like Phoenix Standard Surplus Special.
Silver Duckwing Phoenix Standard Chicken Projected Availability
PLEASE NOTE: This availability chart is updated periodically and does not reflect the availability of in-store poultry and does not represent a guarantee of shipping date.
We hatch/ship February - September of each season. See Calendar.
We schedule all orders to ship ASAP when the entire order is available. If you would like to delay your order, you can specify your delay date at checkout.
There is an additional small order fee ($20) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. We do not ship less than 3 poultry.
- Poultry Show Class: All Other Standard Breed - Oriental
- 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 the American Standard of Perfection
- ALBC: Threatened Status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed.
- Breeder Farm Source: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline or strain of pure Silver Duckwing Phoenix since 1973.
Love these birds Review by Stephanie Canniff
Absolutely love these birds. The hens are very tenacious and don't get pushed around a lot for their size. With people they're very sweet. My rooster is 10 months old now and his tail is beautiful and flowy. He is a typical roostering to be a little jerk sometimes but not very often. (Posted on 12/12/2019)
good Review by moti
iv bought both silver and golden and the silver seem to like to fight with people a bit where the golden ones dont . they are good looking bird though (Posted on 12/11/2019)
Clever bird Review by Virginia M
Received a Silver Duckwing Phoenix pullet as part of the Rare Breed Special back in May 2019.
She has a sweet disposition, and is very curious. We noticed early on that she can fly a good distance when she wants to, and so I trained her to fly to my arm when called. Gets along well with the other pullets and hens she lives with.
We are strongly considering ordering several more of these next year! (Posted on 11/25/2019)
sure Review by Chickenboy200
They are great chickens (Posted on 1/16/2018)
Beautiful rooster with sass! Review by AshleyBee
I love my Silver Duckwing Phoenix rooster. He's adorable, spritely, quick on his feet, has a good eye for predators, takes care of his girls and looks gorgeous. I highly recommend these guys for a lightweight, beautiful rooster that isn't going to damage your hens - at least in my case he hasn't, as all my hens are fat, fluffy layer types. He's got an eye for the biggest, fluffiest gals! Too funny. (Posted on 12/28/2016)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Margie, Alabama March 2013
Just wanted to say thanks so much for the courtesy calls from your company on my chicken issue. I am not in the least upset with anyone other than myself. We will be re-ordering and looking forward to more beautiful baby chicks from you. Again thanks and have never conducted business over the net with anyone more cordial as you guys have been. (Posted on 11/30/2015)