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Muchuan Silkies Black Chicken

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Country: China

Home Tract: The central producing area is Shuchuan County, Sichuan Province.

Morphological characters

Body Plumage: Surface colour in all sections is black with lustrous green.

Skin colour: Black

Combs: Single black comb rose black comb, black compound comb

Ear lobe colour:

Beak: Short, broad black Beak

Limbs/Shanks: Feathered

Toes: Black

Morphometric traits

Body weight: Cock 2.7 kg, hen 2.3 kg

Reproductive Traits

Age at first egg: 210-230 days

Production traits

Egg shell colour: Fawn

Annual egg production (numbers): 110

Weight of an egg: 53.9 grams

Egg shape index: 1.35

Meat percentage: male 56%; female 50%

Remarks: Black mucous membrane

References

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

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