Developed in the Kochi Prefecture on the southern Japanese island of Shikoku in the midnineteenth century from crosses (details unknown) between long-tailed breeds and small bantams such as Japanese (Chabo) or others of roughly Pekin type. They are a short-legged bantam with a rounded body, old cocks having extraordinary long tail feathers which drag along the ground. Their name translates: O – tail, hiki – dragging. Not bred in the UK until the 1990s.