Jitokko and Other Things

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by DrinkTheRainbow, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. DrinkTheRainbow

    DrinkTheRainbow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OOOOOH! I thought this little booger was so cute but when I googled it nothing. Help?

    Here's a little background +++ Pics.

    Text courtesy of
    Uichiro Sakamoto


    A very rare breed in Japan, in danger of extiction. The Jitokko's characteristics are its short legs and beard, as well as a very full and long tail. It has probably been crossed with a small Satsumadori hen in the recent past. A very small number of these birds is being bred in the Kagoshima Prefecture and breeders are worried about the lack of fresh bloodlines due to very closely related matings.


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    2nd thingie

    When breeding a "show quality" do you also breed it for it's thing like if it was from a really cold climate and it could survive up to that temperature wouldn't you have to breed it to that so it would like be the "standard"?



    Thank You,

    Kitsune Zxiong
     
  2. stoneunhenged

    stoneunhenged Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty much all of Asia --and specifically Japan-- is under a USDA import ban. Unless you can find these in a Western European country or Australia your chances of legally getting them into the US are almost zero. So, breeding to the standard is not the greatest hurdle you would face trying to work with these birds in the US.

    But, thanks for sharing. A very cool breed, and one I've never heard of.
     
  3. chrisf

    chrisf Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. DrinkTheRainbow

    DrinkTheRainbow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Holy Crap!!! *stoked* If You Were To Sell How Much Would You Sell It For? I Would Totally Kill For Them!!! [​IMG] *rabies Infected White Foam Appearing At Edge Of Lips*
     
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