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SATSUMADORI - Taihaku (White)薩摩鶏 太白種
 

 
 

The first Satsumadori that I ever saw live was the white colour, and the rooster was stunning. Standing as tall as many Shamos, the shoulders were held apart and raised from the chest-line, with the legs free-standing at the thighs. The white had a remarkably rounded and massive head, with a large but short beak. Its spurs were enormous!

 

The size of a man's small finger and about as long, the very look of them sent chills down the spine. The breeder friend in Germany who has the whites also had the black breasted silvers and reds, and the blacks, but he was most impressed with the whites. Come to find out, his line of whites was the most recently used in the gamepit, the last fights ending many years ago. The other colours had been bred for the show pens much longer and had, in essence, lost some fo the fire and intelligence of the breed.

 

My friend described a ceremony that he attended in Japan, a mock-fight (the spurs were wrapped and bound in cloth to prevent wounding). He described that the whites were preferred in a time where the colour of the bright red blood on the bleach-white background was considered most beautiful.

In fact, this bird of his was from a line know for its high intelligence. The roosters eyes were bright and very large, and he seemed tostudy us as we spoke about him. The Satsumadori were bred for their leaping / slashing style of fighting and for their ability to "read" their opponent. Please note the size of the spurs!

 

The Satsumadori can be very aggressive, leaping up on its keeper in the manner of the gamepit fighting style for which he was bred for centuries.

Our birds, when hand-raised and hand-fed, follow us around like little dogs. They are a very skiddish race and sudden, loud movements can result in them running for cover under bushes or structures, or jumping. So I would recommend a quiet, gentle-spoken manner around them.

 

 

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