Black-tailed White Japanese Bantam
The Japanese bantam or Chabo is a breed of chicken originating in Japan as early as the 7th Century from Indo-Chinese stock. It is a true bantam breed, meaning that there are no large fowl counterparts. It has a large upright tail that often reaches over the bird’s head. The wings angle down, to the back and along the sides.
There are many color varieties of Japanese bantam, with standardized colours including birchen grey, black, black mottled, black-tailed buff, black-tailed white, blue, blue mottled, blue-red, brown-red, buff Columbian, cuckoo, dark grey, golden duckwing, gray, lavender, Miller’s gray, partridge, red, red mottled, silver-grey, tai-colored , wheaten and white.There are also frizzle-feathered and Silkie-feathered variations.
The Black-tailed White Japanese Bantam has a large upright tail that often reaches over the bird’s head. The wings angle down, and to the back, along the sides. It has very short, clean yellow legs and the long tail is carried high and points well forward. Because the body is almost U-shaped which makes the wings low, the tips touch the ground. They have an evenly serrated single comb which in the male tends to be larger, and the face and ear lobes are bright red. They have a waddling gait due to their short legs and broad build.
These chickens live long and therefore make excellent pets. They are ideal birds for children as they are generally friendly, calm and trusting.