H O M E
JAPANESE LONGTAILS:

ONAGADORI
SHOKOKU
OHIKI
MINOHIKI
TOTENKO
KUROKASHIWA
SATSUMADORI

CHINESE LONGTAILS

KOREAN LONGTAILS

EUROPEAN LONGTAILS
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
PHOENIX
YOKOHAMA
YOKOHAMA (UK)

SUMATRA - diverse

BREEDING LONGTAILS
NEW DEVELOPMENTS
BIRDS OF CASA ROCCA
WORLD WIDE CONTACTS

LONGCROWERS:
KOEYOSHI
TOTENKO
DENIZLI
TOMARU
BERGISCHE KRAEHER
YURLOWER
BERAT
KOSOVA / DRENICA

OTHER BREEDS:

CEMANI
SHAMO
KO-SHAMO
CHIBI
YAMATO GUNKEI
KINPA
NANKIN SHAMO
YAKIDO
Contact
 

 
 
The SATSUMADORI 薩摩鶏
 
Satsumadori Page One / Akazasa / Shirozasa / Kizasa / Soukoku / Taihaku / Satsumadori in Japan
 


 

Japanese Standard for Satsumadori


- sent to me by Julia Keeling, Secretary - Asian Hardfeather Club:

Triple or walnut comb, red earlobe, silver or gold eye colour (red brown or dark red allowed in the black)

Weight: cock 3750g, hen 2810g (young birds 2440 3190g)

Red, Yellow or White hackles, White or black Tail has 15 angle.

Main tail open widely, sickles down to the ground

 

I am endebted to Mr Uichiro Sakamoto from Japan for many very beautiful images on these pages. Without his kind permission to use these images, these pages would have little content. Thank you again, Mr. Uichiro Sakamoto! To view more beautiful images of Satsumadori from Mr. Uichiro Sakamoto, Japan, use this highlighted link. In organizing these pages, I have created thumbnail galleries for you to have a quicker overview of these magnificent birds. This page (below) begins with the colour group "Akasaza". Enjoy! [needs changed]

 

A FEW NOTES ON COLOUR and TYPE (from the Webmaster, Marc King):

I have now gathered quite a bit of information on the Satsumadori here in Europe and have seen two to three distinct types within the four colours in Europe. In essence, there are heavy-set and there are light-weight birds, but the direction to take or keep the breed is toward a muscular, large breed with good leg length and spectacularly fanned and feathered tail. Of the couple of hundred birds I have seen, the dark brown Akasaza are the lightest, most elegant-looking type and the heaviest type were birds from the Black Breasted Silvers. I personally prefer the dark brown type, which is also beautifully illustrated in the images sent to me by Mr Uichiro Sakamoto.

 

The BBReds Akasaza are superb of type, but have often been heavier in body. The Akasaza colouration includes all shades of Black Breasted Red from a very light BBGolden to a dark chestnut brown. No difference should be made in this range of colour, as the form and type are most important to the Japanese who created this breed. The blacks should, however, be pure blacks without red in the hackle and the whites, being a recessive white to both the Akasaza and the Shirosaza, are a rather creamy white with an occasional hint of darker cream in the hackle.


The first black line (see the photos at the bottom of this page) introduced into Europe in the late 1990s is probably extinguished, as I could not trace down anyone who still worked with them or knew of their whereabouts.


I was told that they also gave single-combed offspring, showing their rather recent infusion of Tomaru' blood to fix the colour. The type was also heavy and robust with moderately long legs. As of Spring 2002, however, there is a new line of blacks in Europe. This second line seems to be highly refined, feather-rich and much more typical of show Satsumadori. For more information, contact Julia Keeling of the Isle of Man.


There are two distinct whites that I have seen in Europe: the descendants of the cock shown here on the right which are lighter, extremely gamey in type and more pronouncedly shamoid in carriage and presentation. Another line of whites has been crossed with BBSilvers and are more robust, heavier and larger in type.


Within the Black Breasted Silvers I have seen again the two basic distinct types: a heavier-bodied and a lighter bodied type. The plumage ranges from a rather moderate length to a luxuriously full and showy tail. The colour of the BBSilver in the male mirrors normal BBSilvers of other breeds, but the females are completely lacking the salmon colouration in the breast. They are more of a grey-silver bird. Most Silvers I have seen at the shows in Germany have been of a more robust type, well-muscled and heavier in stance.


All colours (except the blacks) have yellow legs, pea-combs, rounded, full skull and wide, expressive eyes. No heavy eyebrows or walnut combs have been seen. We in Europe are very fortunate to have been able to start with this breed with extremely high quality bloodlines. 90% of the birds that I have seen have had superb shoulder carriage, comb shape and size as well as fiery, expressive eyes ranging from a pale light orange to pearly silver and deep chesnut brown in the blacks. Red eyes are a disqualification. The tail lengths and fullness vary quite a bit, some being true Longtails and others not being more long-tailed than, say, a modern Sumatra.



Satsumadori Page One / Akazasa / Shirozasa / Kizasa / Soukoku / Taihaku / Satsumadori in Japan


You are visitor number since January 31, 2001. Thank you for visiting us!