Ohiki
Origin:
Japan
Egg Color:
Brown
Avg # eggs:
60/yr
Climate:
Cold
Comb:
Single
Bantam Cock Size:
0.90 kg
Bantam Hen Size:
0.77 kg

Ohiki

The Ohiki is a breed of long tail-feathered bantam which was developed on Shikoku Island in the 1800s in Japan. It is related to the Onagadori chicken breed which originated in the same area of Japan. One of the main differences between the breeds is that the Ohiki bloodline has a dominant dwarfism trait which causes it to be so tiny but with a normal-sized head.

There are two different strains of Ohiki--one having a shorter tail with narrow feathers that molts each year, and another strain that does not molt.

References

  1. http://www.longtail-fowl.com/ohiki.html
  2. https://onagadori.wordpress.com/2009/12/01/ohiki-little-chickens-possible-hypochondroplasia-in-fowl-by-david-rogers/