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Shamo Chicken

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Willem Hoekstra

Other common names: Ko-Shamo; O-Shamo; Chu-Shamo; Kimpa-Shamo

The basics:
The Shamo Chicken is an oriental gamefowl which was developed in Japan, but which may have originated in Thailand. The Shamo Chicken was probably of Malay and Asil gamefowl stock.

According to the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, "In 1941, to protect the breed from possible extinction, the Japanese government placed the breed under protection of law. The first Shamos known in America returned home with G.I.s after World War II; some probably being transported as eggs in a pocket. In America’s south, the breed was admired and became popular for crossbreeding to produce superior fighting stock. Even today the majority of Shamos in America can be found in southern states."

Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (Pea Comb): Any color
Uses: Ornamental, Fighting
Weights:
Bantam: 36 - 44 oz
Kimp Shamo: 3 - 4 lbs
Chu Shamo: 6 - 8 lbs
O Shamo: 7.5 - 12.4 lbs
Personality: Confident, intelligent and social with their owners. Highly aggressive amongst other fowl.
Broody: Yes
Preferred climate: Warm
Handles confinement: No
Egg production: Poor
Egg color: Tinted
Egg size: Large

What else you should know:
Shamo chickens can be raised together as chicks. However, as they age roosters will need separated. Hens can be kept together, if they have enough space. If you intend to cage birds it is best to break the birds into pairs. Introducing birds into the flock is best done with natural methods, or raising chicks together. Introducing adults can be deadly.

Shamo chickens can suffer from various health problems, depending on the strain. Chicks are best raised with artificial methods, as hens are clumsy with eggs and chicks. Chicks should be on low protein diets so they don't outgrow their bodies. Perches should not be provided for young chicks, as it can bend their breast bones, or hurt their legs.

Proper feed and housing will be necessary for good fertility. Though, Shamo chickens can eat commercial grade feeds, they are better of when feed rice instead of corn or soybeans. Birds will also need heat in the winter, if you live in a cold climate.

from breeders/sellers

Breeders and sellers have to jump through hoops to get RightPet listings, literally, we make them do circus tricks. Unfortunately no one has met our high acrobatic standards for this animal yet, but hopefully they will soon!

from shelters/rescues

We've had no luck finding any of these frisky fellas so far, even though we've put up wanted posters and everything! But don't worry, we're working on it!

Precision Pet Excelsior Nesting Pads, 13 by 13-Inch

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Ideal for hobby or urban farm chicken enthusiasts Helps to provide clean fresh and hatch able eggs Easily locates in nesting areas Draws away moisture from droppings for a more sanitary nesting environment Made in the USA

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