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Satsumadori Chicken

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Willem Hoekstra

The basics:
The Satsumadori chicken originated on the island of Kyusha, Japan. The breed was created by crossing Shamo and Shokoku, and was used as a fighting fowl. The Satsumadori was later imported by Dutch, Belgian, and German breeders. Though uncommon, today they are gaining popularity in the United Kingdom and Germany.

Types: Largefowl
Varieties (Pea Comb): Black, Black Breasted Red, Gold Duckwing, Silver Duckwing, White
Uses: Ornamental
Weight: 5 - 8 lbs
Personality: Wild and fowl aggressive
Broody: Yes
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: No
Egg production: Poor
Egg color: White or Tinted
Egg size: Medium

What else you should know:
Satsumadori chickens require a higher protein diet. Corn and soy should be avoided, rice is preferred.

These fowl are highly aggressive amongst each other. Roosters should be separated. Adding new hens, or a breeding rooster into the flock should be done with extreme caution.

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