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Luning Chicken

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Country: China

Home Tract: Mianning County, Sichuan Province.

Morphological characters

Body: Large body size. Chubby body conformation. Symmetric body structure.

Body Plumage: Female surface colour is white, dark, black. male surface colour is white, yellow and black.

Skin colour: Black

Combs: Turkey red

Wattles: Turkey red

Ear lobe colour:

Eyes: Saffron yellow iris

Face: Turkey red

Beak: Black

Limbs/Shanks: Major colour of shank is lilac, minority is flesh colour

Spur: Minority has feathered-spur

Morphometric traits

Body weight: Cock 2.5 kg, hen 2.2 kg

Reproductive Traits

Age at first egg: 180 days

Production traits

Egg shell colour: Sandy beige

Annual egg production (numbers): 130-180

Weight of an egg: 50.5 grams

Egg shape index: 1.3

Evisceration rate: Adult 66.5% for male and 66.3% for female

Remarks: Black muscles. Luning chicken larger size, resistant to crude feed, force feeding, disease resistance, good meat performance, the nest is weak and other characteristics is a good place to breed. Luning chicken should establish conservation field as soon as possible to carry out conservation breeding work.

References

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

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