This animal paper model is a Japanese Bantam (also known in many parts of the world as Chabo), a breed of chicken originating in Japan, the paper model designed by zardoz. They are a 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.
There are different kinds of Japanese Bantams which include Black-Tailed-White, White, Buff, Black-Tailed-Buff, Gray, Blue, Barred, Black Breasted Red, Black, and many more. These are usually referred to BTW, BTB, etc. These chickens have been known to live for up to 13 years with proper care. The Males are fine around offsrping that the females hatch, but as with other chickens, never keep two males together.
The Chabo has graced the gardens of the Japanese aristocracy for well over 350 years. Historical evidence suggests that the Japanese Bantam originated in Southeast Asia, where it is still raised today. They enjoy a high degree of popularity in Malaysia, and are very common in Java, which is now part of Indonesia.
Japanese Bantams began to appear in Japanese art around the year 1635, right about the time Japan closed its shores to outside trade. It also appears in Dutch art of the same era. This suggests that Dutch spice traders probably carried the Chabo as gifts to the Japanese from the Asian spice ports, such as Hoi An and likely from Java, which part of Dutch colonial area on that time. The very word "chabo" originates in Java as chabol, where it means "dwarf" and applies both to humans, and to the short-legged Chabo chicken. In Japan, the word would drop the "L," as no speaker of Japanese would be inclined to pronounce it. For more information please click here.
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