The Japanese Bantam, also known in many parts of the world as Chabo, is a breed of chicken originating in Japan. They are a true bantam breed, with large upright tails that often reach over the chicken's head. The wings angle down and to the back along the sides.
They have friendly personalities, and will ride on shoulders and allow themselves to be pet and held by someone. They are easy to tame. They have also been known to be good foragers
There are a large variety of form of Japanese Bantams, standardised colours including black-tailed-white, white, buff, black-bailed-buff, gray, blue, darred, black breasted red, black as well as Frizzle-feathered and Silkie-feathered variations. These chickens have been known to live for up to 13 years with proper care.