Red Shouldered Yokohama's were first developed in Europe from Japanese breeds brought to Europe by French missionaries. The males boast an unusual plumage, including long tail and saddle feather. Females are good layers of cream colored eggs. The breed tends to be quiet and gentle.
Dr. Keith Bramwell, Breeder and Hatchery Specialist at the University of Arkanas, worked developing this line over a 15 year period. He said "The plumage pattern and color was a particular challange with this variety." Poultry judges say his birds are some of the best they have seen, although there are very few, if any, exhibited at large shows.
Exhibition Notes: We cannot guarantee, with any breed, that an indivual bird will be of show quality. We suggest you order multiple so that you may pick the best for show. Special care will need to be taken with any long feathered breeds so that the feathers do not become broken.
YokohamaI got my Yokohamas at a Feedstore and didn't know what they are until recently. Since I bought them 2 yrs ago, I had a some offspring with my other chicken and one is his son which is the cutest and tamest rooster I ever had. He is funny and watchful over his girls. Not mean
at all. He greats me every morning and wants to be cuddled. He is very smart and funny. His dad has his own girls and watches over them. I am so very happy with them and they just look fantastic. My grandkids will show the 2 yr old this yr in 4H.