Type: Body large, deep and compact, full breast but rather cut away at front, back long slopping down to tail, wings rather long carried close to the body, tail large moderately long, carried low but above horizontal, with the main and lesser sickles sometimes touching the ground.
Head: Medium size, beak short, stout and slightly curved, eyes large, bright and prominent, comb single medium size and straight, face smooth sometimes with black markings, ear-lobes and wattles of medium size.
Neck: Moderately long and furnished with full hackle.
Leg and feet: Legs medium to long, shanks fine and free of feathers, toes four, well spread.
General characteristics: female
The general characteristics are similar to that of the male, allowing for the natural sexual differences.
Male/Female plumage: Pure black with green sheen. In both sexes: beak black or horn, eyes orange/red, face, comb and earlobes red with some black shading. All black face allowable in hens. Legs and feet very dark slate.
Male: 3 – 3.2kg
Female: 2 – 2.7kg
The Tomaru is very likely the ancestorial parent or a part of the ancestory of the Kurogashiwa and the similarities are evident. Where the line of demarkation begins is in the voice and then in the form. The Tomaru' may have a few long main sickles, but is not a pronounced long-tailed breed. It's voice, however, is one of the most beautiful amoung the Longcrowers. Click on the .wav file below to hear for yourself. This particular rooster has both the two tone call and the "Schnork" at the end of his song - two factors of high value in the Tomaru's song. At the bottom of the page is also a .mov file from an unknown author from Japan. Please have a look!