Japanese Bantam
Country of origin Japan
Other names Chabo
Breed Info
Varieties Barred, Black, Black-breasted Red, Black-tailed Buff, Black-tailed Red, Black-tailed White, Blue, Brown Red, Buff, Gray, Mottled, Self Blue, Silver Duckwing, Silver Laced, Wheaten, White, White Bearded
Recognized by APA Admitted in 1914
Has Bantam Counterpart True Bantam
Chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus)

The Japanese Bantam is a true bantam breed, called Chabo in Japan, meaning "dwarf" or "bantam". They are not cold-hardy, and like the Araucana, suffer from a lethal allele combination. Japanese Bantams are gentle and can be tamed easily.

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