Yokohama Chicken

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Willem Hoekstra

Other common names: Red Shouldered Yokohama

The basics:
The Yokohama Chicken is an extremely showy, long-tailed breed which was developed in Germany from the Japanese long-tailed breed, the Onagadori Chicken. In appearance, it most closely resembles the Minohiki breed, and to a lesser extent the European Phoenix Breed, which probably shares many of the same ancestors.

Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (Walnut Comb): Red Pyle, Silver Duckwing, White
Uses: Ornamental
Bantam: 22- 26 oz
Largefowl: 3.5 - 4.5 lbs
Personality: Alert, intelligent, and friendly if handled regularly in their youth
Broody: Yes
Preferred climate: Warm
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Poor
Egg color: White
Egg size: Medium

What else you should know:
To keep your Yokohama's tails in good condition, small amounts of oil can be feed, or put onto the tails. This will help keep their tails flexible and healthy. Dry housing, wooden walls (wire can shred tails) and tall perches are also recommended.

Yokohama chickens do best on higher protein diet. Speak to your feed store owner about gamefowl feeds, or look into purchasing turkey food.

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