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Yokohama Chicken Breed Information and Chicken Facts
Yokohama Chicken Breed Information
Yokohamas are an Asian breed developed in Japan and noted for their extremely long tails. The
birds have an upright carriage and pheasant-like body and the roosters are noted for their extremely
long saddle feathers and tail feathers. Most noted is it's unusual plumage unique from all other domestic
fowl. The primary emphasis for exhibitors of this chicken breed are the long tail feathers and under the right conditions the tail
can grow up to 2-3 feet every year. They have a walnut or pea comb and are a great show breed. This is a very
rare breed in the USA and Cackle Hatchery® has been the main breeder and source of this breed since 1977.
These chicks are very delicate for shipping and can create a challenge for the new chicken owner. These baby
chicks will need special attention and babied for several days to make sure they get a good start.
The Red Shouldered Yokohama was admitted into the American Standard of
Perfection in 1981 and this variety will also compete very well at any poultry
The White Yokohama was admitted into the American Standard of
Perfection in 1981. This variety of the Yokohama will compete very well at any
The Silver Duckwing Yokohama is not yet admitted into the American Standard of Perfection.
Minimum of 5 birds of each
breed variety/color Straight Run chicks are shipped at 1 day of age, the chicks
arrive at your post office at 2-3