Yokohamas

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 3lilchicks, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. 3lilchicks

    3lilchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I am getting Yokohamas in Northern Nj and was wondering if anyone had any info on them. I have found very little on the web . Any help would be appreciated.
    3lilchicks
     
  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    I had a Yokohama rooster once. I sold him at about 8 weeks old. He was very sweet and very handsome even at that age. I just could not have any more rooster otherwise I would probably still have him.
     
  3. geareduplyn

    geareduplyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love them. They are more like pheasants than chickens. Mine are only penned at night.

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  4. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    Here was my pair of Red-shouldered Yokohamas:

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    I had several other pullets, but they were on the other side of the pen when I took the picture. They were beautiful birds, but mine didn't really fit 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.
     
  5. 3lilchicks

    3lilchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the pics, I am now ever more excited about getting them. Does anyone know how they tolerate the cold weather? Also, where would I find info on breed standard? If anyone else has pics or info it would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks so much,
    3lilchicks
     
  6. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Get an APA standard of perfection. You can buy one or your library may have a copy.
     

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