Yamato Gunkei Chickens
Yamato Gunkei Chicken
Breed Club Secretaryn/a
HistoryThe Yamato is the largest of the small Shamo breeds, and could be considered an intermediate size (with the Chibi Shamo being its bantam equivalent). However it is shown as a bantam.
It is an ancient ornamental breed, and the aim is to be as thick-set, exaggerated and full of character as possible within the weight limits. The main feature is a very heavily wrinkled face, which gets more and more grotesque with age.
ClassificationAsian hardfeather / True bantam
Egg ColorWhite or tinted