Price is per egg.
Production: Yokohamas are most often raised as pets for their beauty. They are not great layers, tend to go broody, and are not large enough to be useful as meat birds.Temperament: Yokohamas are known to be tame.
History: From Japan, to Paris, to Germany, Yokohamas took a twisted route to the western world. The first Yokohamas were actually Minohikis, on display at a public garden in Paris in 1864. They were labeled as Yokohamas because that is the port they were shipped from.Enthusiastic German fanciers attempted to import more, but after two attempts, only males had survived the arduous journey. The Germans, in an attempt to broaden the gene pool for the breed, began crossing the original Minohiki males with Malaysians, Common Games, Sumatras, and other long tailed poultry. The result was the modern Yokohamas.No one is quite sure when the first Yokohamas arrived in the United States, but the Red Shoulder Yokohama was virtually unknown here until the 1970s. They were accepted into the American Poultry Association's Standard of Perfection in 1981. With their amazingly long tails, they make fantastic exhibition birds.
Colors: The Red Shoulder Yokohama has a red breast, and red shoulders, but white hackles and white, long tail feathers. They also have yellow legs and skin, and a red walnut comb.
Livestock Conservancy Status: Critical. Dedicated breeders are needed to bring this breed's population numbers back into a healthy range.
Body Type: Yokohamas are generally small with an upright stance and very long tail feathers.
Standard Weights: Rooster 4.5 lbs, Hen 3.5 lbs, Cockerel 4 lbs, Pullet 3 lbs
APA Class: All Other Standard Breeds
Red Shoulder Yokohama Eggs
Background information on the Red Shoulder Yokohama breed can be found HERE.
There is a flat $10 shipping fee. All orders are shipped "Priority Shipping" though USPS out of Wausau, FL 32463.
Orders will be packaged using industry standard protective packaging to insure safe delivery.