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You are Here: Home -> Baby Chicks -> Standard Breed Chicks -> Rare And Unusual Breeds -> Phoenix

2014 Delivery Dates
Catalog Number Description 1-5 6-15 16-24 25 or more How Many
PHOC Males $3.22 $2.97 $2.91 $2.46 Sold Out
PHOP Females $5.34 $5.09 $4.94 $4.89 Sold Out
PHOS Straight Run $4.04 $3.79 $3.71 $3.62 Sold Out
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Availability Display below is for the next several hatches. This breed is available for future dates. You can pick the date during the check out process. Green: available. Blue: limited availability. Red: not available.
Quick Stats
Type: standard
Class: All Other Standard
Egg Color: white
Egg Size: small
Egg Production: better
Meat Production: poor
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Heat Tolerance: best
Cold Tolerance: poor
Disposition: good
Weeks to Maturity: 20
Freerange: better
Comb Type: single
Likely to sit on eggs: not at all likely
Bird Size: medium
Exotic: yes
Leg Style: clean
Head Style: regular
Male Mature Weight: 5.5 lbs
Female Mature Weight: 4 lbs
ALBC Priority: threatened
Phoenix are an ancient breed in Japan where they were kept in the imperial gardens. Individual males were given special care and the tail feathers sometimes developed to the fantastic length of 20 feet. Modern fowl are still unusually handsome in color and combinations of silver and black and tails are striking although of more ordinary length. There has been much confusion as to the proper name for this breed. It is now generally accepted that the single comb birds as pictured above should be called PHOENIX.
As a reminder, to help ensure a safe arrival to you, the minimum number of chicks for each order prior to April 1st is 25. On and after April 1st, the minimum number of chicks required is 15. You can mix and match any type of baby chick in your order to reach the applicable chick minimum order. If ordering any bantams, we require a minimum of 15 bantams per order.
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Customer Product Reviews
Fantastic little birds! My hen I bought last year won Best of Show as just a little pullet. The judge was very fond of her. I had the most ribbons at the fair and best cockerel in show too! All with my McMurray birds. :) Gorgeous coloring on the Pheonix birds
My Phoenix are spectacular. My male has three ladies (plus every other female he can get) who are extremely attentive to him. They groom him! Plus these little ladies took up setting on all the eggs and managed to hatch almost a dozen - unfortunately they liked to set on the larger eggs so I have Cochin babies which they attend to most diligently. I intend to buy a dozen more along with my next McMurray order in the Spring and house them in a different coop and run. (My male lost his longest tail feathers a while ago and needs a high roost).
Our family has had our Phoenix pair since the spring of 2008. My son was starting 4-H and picked 2 Phoenix chicks from a group order from Murray McMurray. We named them Murray and Mary McMurry! They have each won Best in Class and Best in Pairs! We have many purple ribbons and trophies. They are tame and easy to show, as well as "near perfect" according to the Standard Book of Perfection. We decided to let them retire after four summers at fair and let them hatch their eggs and raise their chicks. Mary was very broody (unusual for a phoenix?) Mary and a Langshan partnered to hatch 15 chicks last summer. They all survived and 7 of the 15 are purebreds....spitting images of Murray and Mary!, 4 roosters and 3 hens. Our chickens are free range and as Mary took her brood out into the world....Murray would make big circles around her and the chicks. He was extremely protective / proud of his flock! The chicks are now independent and Mary is broody again with the mild winter. We will wait until early summer to let her raise her chicks again. In the mean time, Murray and Mary perch together on the same rafter in the chicken coop every night. We average about 40 birds in our flock...but none compare to our Murray and Mary! Thank you for these wonderful birds. They are wonderful pets and members of our family.
With watching my twin grandsons who are shy of 3 years old, they have been helping me feed the assorted brreds of chicks since I received them last June, 2010. Our favorites are the Phoenix, a very calm and talkative smaller breed of chicken that follow the boys around the henhouse. "Jake and Owen" sit on a bucket and pet their backs and feed them out of their hands. I feel confident that the boys would not get hurt from this breed, which is a plus. I would certainly purchase more of the Phoenix breed in my new shipment of hens if they were available to purchase!!
I bought 25 of the Phoenix last spring. I sold a few to friends. I have 14 left -- real nice and calm. Great chicken to have in the flock. Here it is the 22nd of January, 2011 and they are laying eggs everyday, and been so for the last 2 weeks
The Phoenix is a very beautiful breed. I had a Phoenix. They are very good perchers. They re very calm. I love this breed.
These are the most beautiful birds I have ever seen. I highly recommend these chickens!
I have 2 of the Phoenix hens and I have to say that these are the nicest chickens. I have an assortment of other chickens but these birds are extremly calm and let you hold them without fussing. They are by far our favorites!
My husband, son and I wanted to thank you for shipping out our baby chicks to us fast and safe! They arrived on Sunday! We also wanted to thank you for the 2 surprise baby chicks that made for a total of 27!! We can't wait for them to grow up so we can see what kind they will be! They are all doing great! Thank you! the Tristens
I ordered your beauthiful Phoenix chicks for my twelve-year-old niece last spring. The birds arrived very healthy and all survived to adulthood. She has made a nice little business selling the roosters to neighbors and passerbys who see these magnificent birds!
These stately little ones are so cute and lively. Since their arrival, all the kids love these uniquely colored chicks!
The Phoenix is the best ckichen I have ever owned and raised on my farm . It is the nicest chicken ever.