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Lueyang Chicken, Black-Heihe, Lueyang Wuji, Lueyang Fowl

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Country: China

Home Tract: Originated in Lueyang, Mianxian, Ningqiang, Chenggu, Yangxian and Xixiang Counties, Shaanxi Province.

Morphological characters

Body: Large, long and sloping body conformation

Body Plumage: Loosen Plumage. Male surface colour is black, red or white. Female surface colour is mixed, majority of which are black, ripple, white.

Skin colour: White or black

Combs: Majority have single comb, minority have rose comb. Black, fuchsia or red comb

Wattles: Black, fuchsia or red

Eyes: Bay or black iris

Beak: Black and nicely curved

Chest/Breast: Broad

Limbs/Shanks: Black; minorities have shank-feathers

Morphometric traits

Body weight: Cock 2.8 kg, hen 2.5 kg

Production traits

Egg shell colour: Brown in majority, blue and white take second place

Annual egg production (numbers): 73

Weight of an egg: 60.0 grams

Egg shape index: 1.3

Half evisceration rate: At 180 day old is 86%

Evisceration rate: At 180 day old 81% for male and 83% for female

Remarks: Lueyang chicken has a large size, resistance to crude feed, appropriate stocking, adaptability, meat and more meat is excellent, meat, medicine used along with other characteristics, development and utilization value. However, the fewer varieties of chicken egg number, to comprehensive development and utilization Lueyang chicken, we must increase the intensity of the breeding, increase egg production and the number of early growth rate.

References

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

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