Need information on Red Shouldered Yokohamas

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Sebrightmom, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Sebrightmom

    Sebrightmom Songster

    Jun 26, 2008
    Greencastle, IN
    A friend of mine just got some Red Shouldered Yokohamas eggs. I am trying to learn about the breed. I need to know the good and bad. Thanks
  2. Sebrightmom

    Sebrightmom Songster

    Jun 26, 2008
    Greencastle, IN
    Does anyone know anything about this breed?[​IMG]
  3. I have the book 'Storey's Guide To Poultry Breeds,' and there's info in there.

    From the book, I can sum up the info.

    -Relitively small birds in the 'Japanese long-tail' group.

    -developed from game lines.

    -ornamential birds, obviously.

    -generally easy-going and docile

    -roos may tend to be aggressive around other roos.

    -feathers should be kept in good quality.

    -need dry, well-bedded housing and high perches

    -slow to mature

    -hens may go broody and are good mothers

    -limited numer of small, tinted eggs layed

    There ya go! That's basically all it has to say, not counting the breed's early history.

    It's a cool looking breed. Good luck!
  4. Sebrightmom

    Sebrightmom Songster

    Jun 26, 2008
    Greencastle, IN
    Thank you.
  5. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Songster

    Dec 7, 2008
    Durant, OK
    Roos are meant to molt once every three years. Some use lighting, heat and feed to prevent molting to get the really long tails. They can get up to 30 feet long with the special care. There are more colors than just red-shouldered and white. Many are confused with the long-tail names of Yokohama and Phoenix. Yokohama = walnut comb. Phoenix = single comb. Be aware that European countries do not follow this so it can be confusing when trying to compare birds. The oriental countries also have completely different names for them. I am new to long-tails but I hope this helps.
  6. Unless the rsy are from a dedicated longtail breeder they will molt normally and not be anywhere near real longtail stock. Also the pattern is likely to be very poor but that can be fixed with dedicated breeding. [​IMG] wclaurence should have some good info on this if he see's it. I believe he breeds or bred rsy.
  7. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Songster

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    This my roo and one of the hens I got from Ideal:


    I had several other pullets, but they were on the other side of the pen when I took the picture. I thought they were beautiful birds, but clearly didn't really meet the Standard at all because they were hatchery stock. Mine were poor layers, although fertility was very good. If you are getting them, I would recommend getting them from breeders. Hopefully the quality will be better. All in all though I enjoyed them. They certainly didn't eat much and their looks and attitudes made up for everything they lacked in.
  8. wclawrence

    wclawrence Songster

    Yokohamas are supposed to molt regularly. They have really thin, fast growing feathers and a whole lot of them. The tail points straight back, until it falls to the ground. Saddles drag the ground. If the saddles do not drag, it is not a breeder. Yokohamas are actually just a color variety of Minohiki, and the word "minohiki" literally means "saddle dragger"

    RSY carry a very many genes, which make them complicated to breed.
    They have dominant white, mahogany, they are silver, two copies of andalusian blue, spangling and mottling if I am not mistaken, then the long tail and long saddle complexes, clean red lobes, small wattles, yellow skin.

    The whites are the same, just additionally carrying two copies of recessive white.
  9. Sebrightmom

    Sebrightmom Songster

    Jun 26, 2008
    Greencastle, IN
    Thank you for the information. I will past it on. I believe he is getting his eggs from breeders. Thanks

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