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Almost 3' tall and with the fierce gaze of a velociraptor, the intimidating appearance of the Shamo belies its usually gentle and intelligent personality.
The Tomaru originated in the T’ang Dynasty in China and later migrated to Japan where it was named, treasured, and cultivated for its unique blend of remarkable traits.
Once a favorite in the royal courts of Japan, this chicken breed was designed to emphasize strangely ornamental qualities: its face wrinkles with age, it has bright red skin exposed on its breast, and its dense musculature causes it to stiffly waddle like a small Sumo wrestler.