Photo credit, KIKUCHI, Kazuhiro, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences

In the late 19th century, indigenous chicken in the Nagoya area was crossed with Buff Cochins and other imported breeds. The cross-breds were upgraded for egg production. Until the 1950s, cross-breds of Nagoya and White Leghorn were widely used as layers. Recently, it has been noticed that the meat of this breed is very good in quality, and Nagoya are also used for meat production.

Plumage color is buff with black tail. Skin and leg is slate color. Ear lobes and wattles are red color. Comb is single and red. Broodiness is weak. Annual egg production is 230.

Photo was taken at Tokyo Metropolitan Animal Husbandry Experiment Station