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MINOHIKI - Akazasa (Black Breasted Red) 蓑曳鶏 赤笹種

 

Minohiki Page One / Page Two / Head Study / Akazasa and Shojo Colours / Casarocca Strain of Minohiki


 

The Akasza colouration, or Black Breasted Red, is extremely rare in Japan. This example actually appeared from Scarlet Bamboo breeding. The wattles and comb leave a few points to be desired in that the wattles are uneven as well as the walnut comb. The perfect comb form for a Minohiki is a "Egg Cup Chalice" comb with a clear indention in the centre (please refer to the link on the previous page concerning the combs and wattles). Being such a rare bird, these points can be easily overlooked.




The form of this feather-rich bird above left is excellent as is its saddle hackles. Here the eye colour is a beautiful fiery red orange. The rooster was a bit nervous when I was trying to take these photographs, so he appears to be a little "shorter" than he actually is.

We hope to further develop this colour now that it has shown up in Europe.



MINOHIKI - Shojo (Black Tailed Red Ginger) 蓑曳鶏 猩々種


Photo taken in Japan from one of the leading breeders of Minohiki.




Second generation Minohiki on European soil. This shot I took in the late summer. The shot below is of the same rooster. This particular line of Minohiki has a deeper red shoulder. the line above has a lighter colour and less prominent shoulder colouration. The again, the birds below walking in the lightly fallen snow are a lighter colour and the shoulder is a more even hue of golden reddish.




This last illustration at left was borrowed from a Japanese website. This bird shows extreme feather growth and a stockier body than the two lines illustrated above. I also found interesting was the narrowness of the sickles in this bird. Such narrow feathers usually meant Onagadori blood. Also interesting in the shot is the two-tiered layer of sickles: one arching and one long and cascading. The saddle hackles are magnificent.


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