Satsuma-dori(White hackled)(Tokyo)

White hackled Satsuma-dori of Ibaraki Prefectural Poultry Experiment Station

Photo credit, Ibaraki Prefectural Poultry Experiment Station

This breed is thought to derive from crosses between Shokoku, Shamo and other indigenous chicken in the Kagoshima area. . In 1943 Satsuma-dori was designated as natural monument by the Japanese Government.

Although this breed was used for cock-fighting, it is now kept mainly for fancy because of their beautiful appearance with abundant long tail feathers or meat production.

White hackled Satsuma-dori (Tokyo) has been kept in Tokyo Metropolitan Animal Husbandry Experiment Station