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BREEDING FOR THE LONGTAILS

the head, points of the comb


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This is the only image I could find of this particular comb form. It is not common, but the new German proposal for the Phoenix has it as a specific aspect of the breed. I have now seen this form in a couple of the breeding programmes in Germany and must admit that it is an elegant touch to an elegant bird.



This is the comb form mostly seen in our Phoenix and UK Yokohamas, i.e. the single comb. In Europe it is required that the Phoenix not have a comb that lays against the back of the head and that those with five to six points are more valued esthetically. In breeding for combs in the roosters, one must choose carefully the mother. In my experience with breeding fowl, the form of the mother's comb as well as body is dominantly inherited in her sons.

This is a shot of the head of a modern Phoenix, from Rolf Ismer breeding lines, showing exceptional form and exquisite, small size. This small comb with five to seven points is like a small tiara on the head of our very elegant breed.

 


 
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