Cubalayas? Yokohamas? Malays? Shamos? Questions about these breeds!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by P0U1TRYP3RS0N, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. P0U1TRYP3RS0N

    P0U1TRYP3RS0N Songster

    Mar 11, 2007
    I'm considering what breeds to add to my flock this year, and am deciding between these three breeds.
    I think yokohamas are beautiful birds, but how are they temperment wise? Are they very hardy?
    Cubalayas are interesting. How are their temperments? And are they cold weather hardy? I know they do well in hot humid temps but how about the cold?
    And Malays. Are they aggressive with other birds? Anybody had any? Hardy or not? Easy to raise or not?
    Opinions please![​IMG]
    P.S- Has anyone had any Shamos? What are they like? Thanks!
  2. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Songster

    Dec 4, 2007
    ya know, there are a few folks here who are familar with these breeds but many people are not as into the game breeds. that may be while it's taking awhile for someone to respond to your post. let's give it a bump and see what happens![​IMG]
  3. wclawrence

    wclawrence Songster

    You will like all of them if you are familiar with how game-type birds are.
    It is hard to find really nice Yokohamas. Sumatras are usually very friendly and probably the less difficult of all the breeds you are asking about. But the roosters can be pretty aggressive towards other roosters. I have some that are just as game as any breed. Malays and Shamos are both GAME oriental breeds that, when they start fighting, never quit. Shamos are supposed to be very small, Malays are supposed to be big. Study how they are supposed to be shaped before buying any. Alot of the birds in the states are not what they are supposed to be.
  4. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    Cubalaya are human tolerant and curious birds. They do not frighten easily, so they are not normally flighty, scared things. Mine were not handled much as chicks and will eat from my hand and allow me to stroke their hackle feathers. At times they'll even fly up to perch on my shoulder.

    Roosters spar as roosters will but generally everyone gets along with enough space. They love to roam and forage (free range), if you keep them in pens you'll have to give extra space because of their lengthy tails, otherwise their feathers will not stay nice and neat. They also prefer high roosts.
  5. prariechiken

    prariechiken Songster

    Feb 9, 2007
  6. prariechiken

    prariechiken Songster

    Feb 9, 2007
    ko shamo-bantam, .9 kg

    o shamo-4 to 5.6 kg

    chu shamo-3.5 kg
  7. deeszoo

    deeszoo Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    I love the Oriental and Game types. They are beautiful and smart! You are wise to ask questions, as they do have some specific needs. Most are not known for high numbers of eggs laid, either. Do lots of reading and if you can, visit someones birds and be around them a bit to see if you like them up close and personal. I didn't like them as much until I met some. They are fascinating birds! I don't raise any at this time, but am considering it.


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