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Nandan Yao Chicken

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Country: China

Home Tract: Nandan County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

Morphological characters

Body Plumage: Dark yellow primary covert. Male surface colour: golden, red, dark yellow. Female surface colour: black, black-white, dusk yellow.

Combs: Single

Wattles: Red

Ear lobe colour: Red

Eyes: Yellow Iris

Beak: Black

Tail: Black main tail feather

Limbs/Shanks: Black

Morphometric traits

Body weight: Cock 4.6 kg, hen 2.7 kg

Reproductive Traits

Age at first egg: 6-7 month

Production traits

Egg shell colour: Bay

Annual egg production (numbers): 88

Weight of an egg: 48 grams

Half evisceration rate: Male 82.5%; female 90%

Evisceration rate: Small body size male 77%; large body size female 86.1%

References

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

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