This is my one year old phoenix rooster. I saw him when he was younger at a friends farm. She was culling her extra roosters and he caught my eye. She said he had to go since he refused to come into the coop at night. She was able to catch him after two weeks.
He was feral and refused to stay in my coop after three weeks of incarceration.However, the freeze came and he learned the coop was warm and dry. He now roosts in the coop with his hens. But in the mornings he goes far off into the woods to forage with his hens.
His tail is so pretty.
He has lost his tail to the fox a few times. But he always escapes to crow another day.