First appearing in Japanese artwork in the 14th century, shortly after Japan closed its borders to trade markets around the world and became isolated. These birds were thought to have been brought to Japan by Dutch traders in the earliest part of the century.
Today these birds are in decline in the United States as many other breeds are now being used for show birds, However, they are still considered very ornamental and are loved by their breeders .
First being recognized by the American Poultry Association in 1874.
Currently the varieties standardized are as follows:
APA: Black Tailed White, Gray, Mottled, Black Tailed Buff, Black, White, Barred, Brown Red and Wheaten.
ABA: (Same as above along with) Black Breasted Red, Black Tailed Red, Buff, Blue, Blue Tailed White, Silver Duckwing, Self Blue, Silver Laced & White Bearded.
Bold: Varieties we currently raise.
Weight: Cockerel: 22 oz. Pullet: 20 oz.
Cock: 26 oz. Hen: 22 oz.
Egg Color: Tinted - Cream
Egg Size: Small
Egg Production: Fair
APA - Recognized: Yes
Show Class: SCCL, Single Comb Clean Legged
Click the photo below to see our gallery of these wonderful birds
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu