white - lightbrown - brown - darkbrown - turquoise/blue/green - spotted - other
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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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Normal - Silkie - Frizzled
Long - Short/none
Normal/light - Blue/dark - Other
Ornamental - Egg - Meat
Hardy - Average -
Sensitive - Extra sensitive
Hardy = Does well even in really low temperatures (as low as -30°C) with just a simple shelter (3 walls + roof). Average = Needs a good shelter from the elements on cold days but no extra heating. Sensitive = Needs a isolated shelter from the elements but can withstand a tiny amount of freezing temperatures (no lower than -5°C) for short periods. Extra sensitive = Needs a isolated shelter from the elements and to be kept out of freezing temperatures (never below ±0°C).
Weak - Average -
Other odd characteristics:
Auto-sexing - Other odd characteristic
True Bantam - Game fowl -
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