The Red Shoulder Yokohamas................and also the White.................
This Is a very interesting breed, I fell in love when I seen a book, "Extraordinary chickens" .
You will find all kinds of problems here. Weak, leathel genetics, poor international agreeable breed standards, and my advice to you is just read all you can find *Brian Reeder. This is the man. He has a ton of info. for you. see....... http://www.longtail-fowl.com/html/yoko.html (Long tail fowl and long crowers of the world). Must see Mark Kings page
http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Phoen/BRKYoko.html ~ must see
You can always, for any breed- find info at feathersite.com !
Now here is a good example.
*yes the birds above are mine*
I threw this in for your benefit.
The yokohama gets it name from a port in Japan. It decends from the breed of chicken "minohiki" There is no such color as this though, with the spangles in the japeneas breeds.
Germany, I believe is where the breed was worked upon..........
My hens did go broody. They did raise the chicks well. I'm waiting for this spring !
What I really like about this breed is the fact that they dont have large wattles/combs that would freeze in our MN winters. I have had no issues with my birds in this winter cold.
MY yokos are all friendly for the most part. Not flighty.
In the summer I get just enough eggs.....well sometime i have too many....there is only my husband and I here.....nice med. light brown eggs.
LOOK at those tail feathers ! ! !
I just love them! They will get dirty though. *remember b4 show time comes around!*
ஜ This is a wonderful breed. I ask you too join in and help preserve/make this a better breed. The rewards are all there........ஐ How could you resist ??