Japanese

Historical evidence suggests that the Japanese Bantam originated in Vietnam, not Japan, however this breed has been very common in the gardens of Japan’s upper class for the last few hundred years. They are also popular in Malaysia and parts of Indonesia. They have very short legs, a very large comb and a large upright tail. Japanese Bantams are also good foragers, and will feed themselves if they have a large enough area to do so. They are a friendly breed which  allow themselves to be petted and held, and are therefore easy to tame. These chickens can sometimes live for 13 years provided they get proper care.

Japanese, Male

Classification

True Bantam

Appearance

Highly varied from black, black- red mottled, white to grey.

Japanese, Female

Weight

Cock  510 – 600 g
Hen  400 – 510 g

Egg Colour

White – tinted