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Standard Varieties of Chickens:

Japanese Bantams


The striking beauty and peculiar-shaped tails of the Black-tailed Japanese Bantams (fig. 40) make them great favorites and place them in the front ranks of the Bantam class. FIG. 40. - Black-tailed Japanese Bantam cock. They are white, excepting the tail and wings. The tail is black; the sickles black, edged with white. The wings are large and long, with drooping points; the color of the primaries and secondaries is dark slate, edged with white. When the wing is folded it is apparently white. The tail is expanded and carried in an upright position, almost touching the back of the head; sickles, long and gracefully curved. The shanks are free from feathers and bright golden in color.

The White and Black Japanese Bantams are the same in size and shape as the Black-tailed Japanese. The beak, shanks, and toes of the White are yellow, and those of the Black are yellow, or yellow shaded with black. The color of the White is pure white; of the Black, a lustrous black.




FOR FURTHER READING...

The following images come from the FeatherSite, "an on-line zoological garden of domestic poultry". The Japanese Bantams page contains further information about this breed's history and more images of these fowl.


Black-tailed White Japanese Cock White Japanese Bantams Black-tailed Buff Japanese Female Black-tailed Buff Japanese Chick

Image Credits (from left to right): Courtesy of Barry Koffler; Courtesy of Barry Koffler; Courtesy of Joey Liistro; Courtesy of Linda Brenner

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