- Red Shoulder Yokohama Chicken
The team at Cackle Hatchery® is proud to introduce the Red Shoulder Yokohoma. If you aren’t familiar with this rare breed chicken, it was originally developed in Japan and we have been the main breeder in the USA since 1977. As the name implies, this specific variety is notable for the red feathering in the shoulder area, mixed in with the traditional white feathers. The birds have an upright carriage and pheasant-like body and the roosters are noted for their extremely long saddle feathers and tail feathers which is the primary emphasis for exhibitors of this chicken breed. Under the right conditions the tail can grow up to 2-3 feet every year. The Red Shouldered Yokohama was admitted into the American Standard of Perfection in 1981 and this variety will also compete very well at any poultry show. For more details about this chicken breed, contact us today!
PLEASE NOTE: This availability chart is updated periodically and does not reflect the availability of in-store poultry and does not represent a guarantee of shipping date.
We hatch/ship February - September of each season. See Calendar.
We schedule all orders to ship ASAP when the entire order is available. If you would like to delay your order, you can specify your delay date at checkout.
There is an additional small order fee ($20) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. We do not ship less than 3 poultry.
- Poultry Show Class: All Other Standard Breed - Oriental
- Weights: Hen -------3 1/2 lbs Rooster----4 1/2 lb
Pullet-------3 lbs Cockerel---4 lbs
- Purpose and Type: Ornamental, Show; Exhibition
- Egg Shell Color: Cream or Tinted
- Egg Production: Fair
- Egg Size: Small
- Temperament: Active
- Fertility Percentage: 40-55%
- Broody: Variable
- Mating Ratio: 8 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: 4+ feet
- Country of Origin: Japan
- APA: Yes, Recognized by American Standard of Perfection
- ALBC: Critical status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed.
- Breeder Farm Source: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline/strain of Red Shouldered Yokohama since 1977.
Delightful Birds! Review by Yokomama
Chicks came on time and were housed jointly with some Rhode Island Reds; came up with a solid strategy to improve early survival using natural products that matched survival rates with Amprolium - treated starter (100% survival). The Yokos were surprisingly robust for small fancy birds, and had no trouble living with the RIRs in a normal coop scenario where they all shared food/water and space. They were also very docile and didn’t mind being handled in the least. Their ultimate demise was cold intolerance; lost all but one the first night it got close to freezing. The one that survived likes to sleep underneath a RIR and is still around today probably because of that strategy.
A beautiful breed!!
(Posted on 12/18/2019)
Stunning addition to my flock! Review by Yoko’s
I have 2 Yokohama hens and 1 rooster. Such a beautiful addition to my flock. This breed gets along well with all the others. Stunning! (Posted on 12/11/2019)
Great Review by Brandon Smith
Got the chicks on time and had more females then I did Males. I am very happy and pleased. The roosters are getting long tail feathers now about 2.5 feet long. They are very pretty. Thanks (Posted on 12/10/2019)
Chicks Review by Julia
Received chicks yesterday with extras! All doing great and very active. Thank you so much! (Posted on 2/19/2016)
Chickens Review by Javier California June 2009
I received my chicks (Yokohomas and Wheaten O.E.G STD) about two months ago. All are doing GREAT! THanks (Posted on 1/9/2016)
Thanks! Review by Dan Indiana March 2010
Not to worry, our chicks came in the noontime delivery. They seem to all be in good shape. The Cochin substitution for one Yokohoma was fine. Yokohomas are beautiful birds. We may find that we will want a few more later. I really appreciate your commitment to perpetuating rare breeds. I believe the narrowing of our livestock gene pool puts agriculture at risk. My daughter is looking forward to a blue ribbon at the County Fair. She's ready to put in the work. (Posted on 11/17/2015)