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LONGTAIL BREEDS USA

 

World Wide Contacts / Longtail Breeds USA / New-Proposed Standard For American Phoenix



 

The Breeders of Longtails

The Red-Shouldered and White YOKOHAMA
The Sumatra - are on other pages
Others and new developments and/or imports


The descendant of the Onagadori, the Phoenix, has been raised in America for over a century, as is seen in documentation collected by Danne Honour and presented by Brian Reeder.

 

These pages are not to classify birds as Onagadori in type or Phoenix in type. My comments are based on the photographic material I receive from America plus my own experiences with having imported eggs from America and compared them with European breeds and the true Onagadori raised by Knut Roeder from eggs he brought back from Japan. Not having these new imports in America, Donald Barger is the only breeder I know of nearing the goals of the Onagadori, even though many others claim to have the true Onagadori. I will not make an attempt to classify a bird as an Onagadori type unless it has at least threeyears of tail growth evident by at least a six to nine foot tail. All others will be referred to as Phoenix, as is done here in Europe.

 

I am happy to be able to update these pages on the Longtails bred in America, thanks to many of you who have been sending me images and accounts of your flocks and work with the Longtails.

Over the past two to three years many new breeders have sent me images of their birds and I am now happy to have enough to make some large changes to this section of the website. Many digital camera images are too poor in quality to publish, but I hope to present here at least an idea of the Longtail breeding scene in America.

I personally like mentioning the names of people who have endeavoured to improve and to ensure the survival of the Phoenix. The list below is a reflection of my personal contacts created through this website. By clicking on their names, an e-mail window will appear addressed to them. Please make reference that you are contacting them by way of www.longtail-fowl.com (Marc King).

 

 



Left: A superb rooster from Donald Barger's breeding programmes. Among his lines are some of America's finest Onagadori-types. I refrain from saying that the Onagadori exists there in a pure state as I have seen them from recent imports from Japan, but work is being done in America to re-establish the qualities indicative of a true Onagadori (multiple feathering in tail and saddle and non-moulting).

 

Donald Barger
(actively breeding Onagadori types and Phoenix in California. His lines are direct descendants of the Dr. Ogasawara who received Onagadori stock through his work for the National Geographic Society. Donald has worked also with incorporating other known Onagadori-descendant lines into his.) DONALD BARGER PAGE



Mr. Cy Hyde (actively breeding Onagadori types and Phoenix, all of which derive from John Kriner Jr. stock) CY HYDE PAGE


Mr. Chris Ferber raises longtail fowl descending from the Cy Hyde line. Mr. Ferber has spent several years in refinement of his amazing fowl. CHRIS FERBER PAGE


Left: A fabulous example of white Yokohamas by Mr Tom Stricker.

 

Mr. Tom Stricker
(actively breeding Yokohama, whites. E-mail may be dead or down - not a word in a while - but his birds represent years of vigour and disease-resistance selections as well as incredible tail lengths. His Yokohama look exactly some of the best white Minohiki from Japan. See below in the links) TOM STRICKER PAGE



A superb bantam by Mrs Toni-Marie Astin (see her gallery under the link below)

 

Mrs. Toni-Marie Astin
(actively breeding Onagadori types, Bantam and Standard Phoenix (Ismer BBSilver and American stock), as well as the Long Crowers: Denizli and Tomaru, as well as pure Ohiki, White and German Red-Shouldered Yokohama and Minohiki types, standard and non-standard colours. Toni officially imported eggs of Ismer-Line and Schubert-Line Phoenix, Birchen Denizli, Tomaru, Wolters x Jaisli line Red-Shouldered Yokohama and my own work with Rosecomb Phoenix from me in the spring of 2002) TONI-MARIE ASTIN PAGE

 

Toni-Marie Astin's website



Rick Rogers breeds China Game (Hainan Fowl) in a variety of colors. RICK ROGERS PAGE



Amanda Stewart is actively breeding Yokohamas and Phoenix. "We are currently working with nonmolting phoenix breeding toward the Japanese onagadori standard working with all know lines in the US. We are also breeding nonmolting white yokohamas and Wolters line red shouldered yokohamas. We breed for type, color, etc. but most of all tails! We selectively breed hundreds of birds each year to produce a few exceptional ones in hopes of reconstructing the Onagadori as a breed here in the United States. We focus on the preservation of these truely beautiful birds as a Japanese national treasure by selectively testing our males for nonmolting characteristics and carefully choosing those closest to the Japanese standard. Perhaps we will soon produce a true onagadori type bird in hopes that the Legend will live on!" - Amanda Stewart
AMANDA STEWART PAGE

 

Amanda Stewart's website



Ed Vasilcik raises white Yokohama of superb quality. The saddle and tail feathers of this line form a seamless curtain.

ED VASILCIK PAGE



Chuck Huffman raises Ohiki descending from the birds Toni-Marie Astin imported from me in 2002. He is currently working on getting shorter legs - as short as possible. Crele colored Ohiki is another goal. That color on the Ohiki would be a breathtaking site.

CHUCK HUFFMAN PAGE

 

Chuck Huffman's website

David Rogers is actively breeding Tomaru, Denizli, and also non-molting longtail fowl in yellow-legged recessive white and shojo. The non-molting fowl are his main focus. Though not quite pure Onagadori, these trace back to the Kubota and Nakamura lines. DAVID ROGERS PAGE

 

David Rogers' website, Megumi Aviary 恵みの鶏舎

   

 

 


 

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