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Liyang Chicken, Shan huang, Jiujing huang

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Country: China

Home Tract: Liyang County, Jiangsu Province

Morphological characters

Body: Male develops large body size, square body shape.

Body Plumage: Mainly yellow but there are also much yellow with mottle

Combs: Cock’s comb is up right, 5 points, deeply serrated. Hen’s comb is up right, drooping to one side.

Beak: Mainly yellow but there are also much yellow with mottle

Feet: Mainly yellow but there are also much yellow with mottle

Morphometric traits

Body weight: Cock 3.300 kg, hen 2.700 kg

Reproductive Traits

Age at first egg: 204-282 days

Production traits

Egg shell colour: Brown

Annual egg production (numbers): 154.4

Weight of an egg: 57.2 grams

Half evisceration rate: 73.4-75% for 6-month male and 73.6-74.6% for 6-month female; 87.5% for adult male and 85.4% for adult female

Evisceration rate: 79.3% for adult male and 72.9% for adult female

References

Jia Y., 2004, “Report on domestic animal genetic resources in China,” China Agriculture Press. [Web Reference]

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