CAN I get ALL of you who have yokohamas

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by dragon, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. dragon

    dragon In the Brooder

    Apr 3, 2007
    brainerd mn
    to post your bird pic.s here?
    and then tell me what you like/dislike about them....please?
    i want to learn all i can about this breed.....i have been to longtail fowl/longcrowers web page and brian reeder, but still hungry for more..................[​IMG] thank you all.
    i put my roos on a post here, will get my hens up soon........[​IMG]
  2. prariechiken

    prariechiken Songster

    Feb 9, 2007
    I don't have any, (wife has always pestered me about wanting some), but a great book on all oriental gamefowl is "Oriental Gamefowl" by Horst W. Schmudde. The book is a bit pricey since they are only printed to order, but contains awesome color photos as well as alot of background info on Japanese longtails, long crowers, etc. Just a fun book if you like Oriental fowl or all different chickens in general.
  3. Napalongtail

    Napalongtail Longtail Longtimer

    Jan 31, 2007
    NE Washington
    Dragon if you could pm me your e-addy I will be happy to send you some pics of the ones I had. I'm on such slow dial up loading pics is a pain. You could post them here for others too if you'ld like after I get them to you.
  4. Dogwoman

    Dogwoman In the Brooder

    May 14, 2008
    [​IMG] I have 12 red shoulder yokos yay!! they are only 3 weeks old but growing fast. I dont know anyone in NH with them, Bonnie
  5. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    I've had Yokohamas. You can get them from Ideal, Cackle, Stromberg's and probably a few other hatcheries, so they aren't to hard to find if you just want pet quality. Then there are, of course, (some) really good breeders on the longtail forums and here, etc.

    What I liked, they are pretty.

    What I disliked, they aren't cold hardy, they are flighty, and I have never had one go broody. If I was going to pick a longtail bird that I can get at most any hatchery, I would go with Sumantras or Phoenix over a Yokohama any day. JMO. Loved my Phoenix. They were friendly, wintered better and my hens would fight over the brooder box. [​IMG] Maybe it was just the gene pool...I don't know.

    A young pullet (Red Shouldered Yokohama) I got from Ideal.
  6. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Songster

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    Here is a picture of a pair of Red-shouldered Yokohamas from Murray McMurray or Ideal I can't remember. As you can see in the picture they are very low quality/pet quality.

    Likes: They were pretty and unusual.

    Dislikes: These particular birds hardly met the breed standard, they were a little flighty, and very poor layers.

  7. geareduplyn

    geareduplyn Songster

    Jun 2, 2008
    Salley SC


    Red Shouldered Cockerel



    Blue Red Cockerel
  8. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    Beautiful geareduplyn. [​IMG]
  9. Dogwoman

    Dogwoman In the Brooder

    May 14, 2008
    Wow nice tails! My one roo is a mess from too many other roos. but mine lay really well and did well over the winter. I didnt lose one and no frostbite. The new coop is still in process but the yokos will have there own wing and yard when we are done.
  10. Mrs. Turbo

    Mrs. Turbo Songster

    Jan 26, 2009
    I have always wanted some....... [​IMG]

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