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Ningdu Sanhuang Chicken, Ningdu Yellow, Nanjing, Ningdu Three Yellow

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Country: China

Home Tract: Ningdu County, Jiangxi Province

Morphological characters

Body: Small sized

Body Plumage: The cock has fawn feather on the breast and belly

Skin colour: Yellow

Head: Slim

Combs: Red. The cock has serrated single comb with 5-6 points. The hen has serrated single up-right comb with 4-5 points

Wattles: Red

Ear lobe colour: Red

Beak: Yellow. The cock has tan short and wide beak

Limbs/Shanks: Saffron

Feet: Slim, short, yellow

Morphometric traits

Body weight: Day-old chick 31.09±1.64 gm; Cock 2.100±0.080 kg, hen 1.350±0.089 kg

Reproductive Traits

Age at first egg: 130-150 days

Production traits

Egg shell colour: Mainly is fawn with a proportional of 78.8% and some eggshell colour is also white or brown

Weight of an egg: 44.83±2.28 grams

Egg shape index: 1.312

Half evisceration rate: 84.2% for male and 79.7% for female

Dressing percentage: Male 90.64%, hen 90.8%

Remarks: Ningdu three yellow with "three yellow" shape characteristics and excellent meat quality characteristics. Future should establish and improve the breeding system, on the basis of the selection system, improve the uniformity.

References

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

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