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Kuro Gashiwa
Kuro Gashiwa

English name: Kuro Gashiwa
Swedish name: Kuro Gashiwa
Latin name: -
Alternative names: Kurokashiwa
Geographical origin: Japan
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Group in the database: Chicken (Normal)
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Shell colour: white - lightbrown - brown - darkbrown - turquoise/blue/green - spotted - other
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Incubation time: 21 days
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About: This roosters crow is long and deep, without undulation and sounds very un-chicken-like.

The faces of the hens are completely black, the roosters are black-red with much black pigmentation at the base of the singel combs. The soles of their feet are dark olive and the legs are black with olive hints. The nails on their toes should be dark ivory-grey. A large bird, the hens have an excellent brooding nature and are excellent mothers. If regularly handled, this breed can be very tame.

Please note the distinctively long sickles in the tail but the "normally short" saddle feathers. This is an important difference between the Tomaru and the Kuro Gashiwa. The Gashiwa is a longtail fowl breed of antiquity, the Tomaru is a country chicken type with a beautiful, long crow and the pitch-black pigmentation of the Kuro Gashiwa but not the up to 1 meter long main sickles as seen in the birds above. Another distinguishing factor is the horizontally carried tail and back in the Gashiwa. The Tomaru has a tail that is carried higher and it is pronouncedly longer-legged than the Gashiwa.
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Feather varieties: Normal - Silkie - Frizzled
Tail length: Normal/average - Long - Short/none
Feathered legs: Yes - No
Crest: Yes - No
Beard: Yes - No
Skin colour: Normal/light - Blue/dark - Other
Purpouse: Ornamental - Egg - Meat
Hardiness: Hardy - Average - Sensitive - Extra sensitive
Broodiness: Weak - Average - Strong
Other odd characteristics: Auto-sexing - Other odd characteristic
(Chicken Class: True Bantam - Game fowl - Longcrowers)

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