I just recieved a chicken book, it described all breeds of chickens and most of their orgins.
It listed a brief discription, of a breed of chickens in the 1900's called the CREEPER. Thought is sounded neat
so I thought I'd post on BYC
There's many BYC'ers that have alot of neat chicken breeds.
Jitokko [Japanese Creeper (Fig. 18), Natural Monument designated in 1943]
This breed has an intermediate body shape between the RJE and Cochin types
and is characterized by short legs controlled by the Cp gene. Some birds have a
beard, muff and crest. This breed is thought established in the late stages of the
Edo Era (1603 1867).
The prefecture of origin: Kagoshima Prefecture, Miyazaki Prefecture
Standard BW in adults: 3,000 g in male, 2,500 g in female
Plumage color varieties: black-breasted red, black, white, buff columbian
Comb: pea or single (with or without crest)