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Pengxian Buff Chicken

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Country: China

Home Tract: Originated in Pengxian City, Sichuan Province; also bred in hilly area of the Sichuan Plain

Morphological characters

Body: Round shaped, medium sized

Body Plumage: The surface plumage throughout is slight red except that some primaries colour is black or yellow, mottles. Hen’s plumage colour has three types: dark yellow, dull and yellow with mottles.

Skin colour: White

Combs: Red single and rarely with pea comb

Ear lobe colour: Red

Beak: Fawn

Limbs/Shanks: White

Morphometric traits

Body weight: Day-old chick 37.14 gm, Cock 3.950 kg, hen 1.880 kg

Reproductive Traits

Age at first egg: 216 days

Production traits

Egg shell colour: Brown

Annual egg production (numbers): 140-150

Weight of an egg: 53.52 grams

Egg shape index: 1.35

Half evisceration rate: 83% for adult male and 77.27% for adult female

Evisceration rate: 79.1% for adult male and 72.12% for adult female


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

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