THE OFFICIAL JAPANESE STANDARD OF PERFECTION OF YAMATO GUNKEI
currently valid Japanese standard
JAPANESE Fowls ASSOCIATION
NIPPON KOGATA Shamo Hozonkai - JAPAN 1951
(Japan Small Shamo Preservation Society 1951)
Akasasa (Black breasted red), Abura (Black breasted dark red), Kisasa (Black breasted yellow), Shirosasa (Black breasted white), Ginsasa (Black breasted silver), Kinsasa (Black breasted gold), Shiro (White), Kuro (Black), Asagi (Blue), Shojo (Brown), No-Shojo (Dark brown ), Goishi (Mottled black and white), Suzunami (Cuckoo), Goishiki (five colors).
WEIGHT (Note: The actual weight of the Yamato Gunkei in Japan is higher, compare it with the German Standard)
Cock 2000 grams
Hen 1700 grams
Young Cock 1500 grams
Young Hen 1300 grams
TYPE OF THE COCK
Walnut-, or peacomb. Small, fast on the head.
Pudgy, thick up and down, short and well curved.
Big, top of the head is plane. The fronthead is wider than the backhead. The face has many deep wrinckles, the fronthead is prominent on the eyebrows, showing dauntless, become more dauntless year by year.
Keen glance, silver or gold, boat-shape.
Firm and thick.
Growing, showing red skin.
Long, thick, almost erect. The throat is full, feathers are thin, showing red skin. Neck hackle is thin, short, covering slightly the base of the nack..
Short, muscular, folded well, the wing-front is prominent to the outside of body at the shoulders. The wing-point is curved slightly when it is folded, (the point) firm though the surface of wing rising medium high, meeting on the base of the saddle hackle. The primaries and secondaries are wide, folded in good order.
Medium length, the backline is straight, sloping smoothly downward from the base of the neck to the tail, the both sides of the backbone low slightly, the breath oft he shoulders is very wide an it looks that the between of the wings is wide.
Short and piled well, hanging down smoothly from the backline. The main tail feathersare open well, showing the shape of a lobstertail (Ebio). The sickles and the tail coverts are short, piled in good order, covering the main tail feathers, of which the points are high, gradually lower. The soft feathers are short.
Very wide, deep, the both sides are bulging roundly ahead of the wings, showing red flesh.
BELLY & STERN
Steady well, bulging roundly for both sides. The front is bending slightly for the inside. The stern is ferm.
LEGS & FEET
The thigh-bones are medium length, overhanging roundly for outside. The shin-bones are muscular, medium length. The between of the shin-bones is wide. The shanks are somewhat thick. medium length, straight. The scales on the legs are arranged exactly in four ore more lines until the base of the toes. The toes are thick at the base, the points are narrow, straight, well open.
Short, narrow, clinging well to the body.
Same as the cock except for the characteristic feathers of the cock such as the nack hackle, the saddle hackle, the sickles, etc.
General disqualification faults.