The White Standard Phoenix was developed from the Onagadori Japanese breed. The Phoenix was developed in post World War II Germany. It was crossed with Onagadori (which is often confused with the Phoenix) and game birds.
Physically they are noted for their 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.