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Lushi Chicken, Romer chicken

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Country: China

Home Tract: The major producing area is Lushi County, Henan Province

Morphological characters

Body: Small sized, compact body conformation, good development of the rear

Body Plumage: Closely feather. The colours are complex. The cock feather colours are mainly dark red.

Combs: Mainly single comb

Neck: Slim

Back: Flat

Tail: With a high angle

Limbs/Shanks: Long leg with cyan

Morphometric traits

Body weight: Cock 1.7 kg, hen 1.110 kg

Reproductive Traits

Age at first egg: 170 days

Production traits

Egg shell colour: Pink or cyan

Annual egg production (numbers): 110-150

Weight of an egg: 46.75 grams

Egg shape index: 1.32

Half evisceration rate: At 6-month is 79.7% for male and female

Evisceration rate: At 6-month is 75% for male and female

Remarks: Lushi is chicken resistant to crude feed, adaptability, disease resistance, better meat quality and other characteristics. In particular, the variety produced green shell eggs, egg quality is better, eggshell compact, easy storage and transport, is particularly worthy of attention a good trait. But fewer varieties of the egg, egg shell colour shades of green, the future should strengthen green shell eggs eggshell colour selection, in order to meet market demand.

References

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

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