Pros: not aggressive, beautiful

Cons: a bit flighty

I got my first Yokos just a few weeks ago.  It was a dream come true for me.  I've been getting to know them while they're in the quarantine pen, and so far, I'm in love.  Not only are they gorgeous, my roo is such a gentleman.  He selects the best morsels of the greens that I pick for them and offers them to his hen from his beak.  If he drops the greens on the floor, she takes care to only eat those bits.  Maki (my roo) is very vocal.  His crow sounds like a kazoo stuck in a trumpet.  Still, he's the only one of my 4 roos that actually say "cock-a-doodle-do!"  They can be a little flighty if you move too fast, but if you go slow and talk quietly, they seem to warm up a little bit.  These are amazingly beautiful chickens!  (I know it looks like he has a "squirrel tail" here but when he relaxes, his tail goes down. 




I know very little about the breed, but hope to add them to our flock sometime in the near future


Pros: Nice tail, flighty

Cons: tail can get to long

I think it has potential


Pros: Beautiful, Good Foragers, Easy to breed

Cons: Fairly Flighty

In my experience Yokohama are wonderful birds. They are fairly calm and easy to handle when they need to be, but can be spazzy at times. They are beautiful and readily produce the long, flowing tails that are characteristic of the breed.


They are reliable layers, but lay eggs that are on the smaller side and are more traditional and natural shaped. They breed readily and readily set on their eggs.


They are nice to have around the farm, but rain easily soils their feathers. They do quite well in colder weather and their small combs make for less of a chance of frost bite.


I love this breed and would recommend them to anyone who wants to add a bit of variety to their flock.


Pros: Very beautiful ornamental

Beautiful birds not very hardy, I personally think they should be kept as a breed and not mixed in with other breeds. My experience is that they weren't very hardy.


This breed originated in Germany and came from a Japanese long-tailed breed, the Onagadori. Originally, the long-tailed breeds came from China but Japan was successful in breeding for the long tail. The Yokohama's name came from the location where the original Onagadori were imported from, Yokohama, Japan. The Yokohama looks similar to another long-tailed breed, the Phoenix. It is a yellow skinned breed. The Yokohama can be found in a Bantam size as well as a standard size, however, it does not get very big, 4 - 5 pounds for a standard Yokohama.

Breed PurposeOrnamental
Climate ToleranceHeat
Egg ProductivityLow
Egg SizeSmall
Egg ColorLight Brown
Breed TemperamentBears confinement well,Docile
Breed Colors/VarietiesWhite and Red-Saddled or Red-Shouldered Pictures courtesy of Chickndaddy and chickencharmer.
Breed SizeLarge Fowl
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Chicken Breed Info:

Breed Purpose: Ornamental
Comb: Walnut
Broodiness: Average
Climate Tolerance: Heat

General Egg Info:

Egg Productivity: Low
Egg Size: Small
Egg Color: Light Brown

Breed Temperament:

Bears confinement well,Docile

Breed Colors / Varieties:

White and Red-Saddled or Red-Shouldered Pictures courtesy of Chickndaddy and chickencharmer.

Breed Details:

They are an ornamental bird that is a poor layer of small cream or tinted eggs. The Yokohama is reported to lay an average of 80 eggs per year. They are very slow to mature and require special roosting accomodations for the tail of the roosters. They are a beautiful bird with little use aside from their appearance and personality. They are not hardy in the winter, not great layers, not known for broodiness and require extra accomodating in order to protect their beautiful long tail. Roosters can be very aggressive with other males and the females can be very protective mothers. Some females seldom are broody while others are very broody. If you are looking for a beautiful bird that lays well and is hardy, the Yokohama is not for you but they have a special place among the ornamental breeds. **Pictures Pending**