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.