226465_340647726054485_554342381_nThe Tuzo is a hard feathered true bantam. The first Tuzo eggs were imported to Holland from the US by Mr.Awe Wullften-Palthe. Typical features: Aseel-like in shape and form, pearl eyes, triple pea comb, shank colours: flesh coloured with a blackish touch, yellow, all black, Colour of the face: red, with darker pigment also acceptable. Weight: male 3.9 Lbs (1.8 Kgs), female: 3.3 Lbs (1.5 Kgs) Strains today are still seen having black spurs. Old literature also mentioned a black tongue, but this feature has not been recorded in Tuzo bred today. However this “mystery” breed became very popular in Europe, but as several strains have been imported the breed is not completely uniform. Some breeders go for the Shamo-like appearance other in direction of the Aseel-type. In Britain the breed is accepted in self-colour only, but in Europe black/red and other game colours are also acceptable – but these tend to be indistinguishable from some lines of Bantam Asil.

598965_340647829387808_2001336224_nBritish TUZO Standard

Origin : U.S.A. and Europe from Oriental bloodlines Classification. Asian Hardfeather. True Bantam Egg colour : White or tinted

The Tuzo is a hard feather true bantam developed in U.S.A. and Europe from Oriental bloodlines. (Standardised in Germany in1983.)

General Characteristics


Type and Carriage : Small and elegant with upright stance.

17699_330104497108808_1150589942_nBody: Extremely firm and muscular. Broad at front, becoming narrower towards the saddle.

Breast: Broad and well-rounded, thrust forward a little.

Back: Short and straight. Held at a steep angle. Saddle feathers short and narrow.

Wings: Short and broad, fitting close to the body but with prominent shoulders. Showing bare red skin at point of wing.

Tail: Well-developed . Carried horizontally or a little below and only moderately curved.

Head: Broad and rounded with a short, strong, well-curved beak. Well developed brows and protruding cheeks. Small triple comb. Wattles and lobes (if any) insignificant. In old birds there is a definite dewlap.

Neck: Medium length, well curved, held upright. Neck hackle short, not covering shoulders.

Legs and Feet : Thighs strong with slight bend at hock. Shanks medium length, strong and straight. Toes four, straight.

Plumage: Very narrow, short, hard and brilliant.

31905_340647919387799_168782894_nHandling: Extremely firm fleshed, muscular and well-balanced.

Female The general characteristics are similar to those of the male, allowing for natural sexual differences. Generally of a rather less upright stance.

Colour Male and female : Plumage black with green sheen. Blue, and white, are also accepted. Beak dark horn to black. Legs and feet dark olive to black, with light soles. Comb, face , earlobes and wattles bright red in males, face may be darker in females. Eyes pearl to yellow (darker allowed in young birds).

Weights Male 1 – 1.5kg (2lb4oz – 3lb7oz) Female Approx 1 kg (2lb4oz)

Scale of points Type and carriage 40 Plumage quality 10 Colour 10 Head 20 Legs and feet 10 Condition 10 /100

Serious defects Lack of attitude. Any deformity. Comb other than standard. Horizontal carriage. Wattles too big. Absence of dewlap on old birds. Long pointed head . Pointed beak. Short legs. Cow hocks. Pale legs. Loose feather.

 Breed Clubs

The Asian Hardfeather Club544219_340652069387384_448680228_n
Julia Keeling, secretary
Ballashee, Staarvey Road, German
Isle of Man, IM5 2AJ
British Isles
phone: (+44)-1624-801825
e-mail: shamolady@manx.net

The Asian Gamefowl Society
Willem van Ballekom (Secretaris SAV)
Hobokenlaan 19
5628 VA Eindhoven
phone: 040-2417208


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