The 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 ‘wrinkled’ with age.
Asian hardfeather / True bantam
The Yamato Gunkei originates in Japan
White or tinted
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