Yamato GunkeiHistory

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.


Yamato Gunkei White



Asian hardfeather / True bantam


The Yamato Gunkei originates in Japan

Egg Color

White or tinted

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