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Pudong Chicken, Cochin Huang

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Country: China

Home Tract: Nanhui, Fengxian, and Chuansha Counties, Shanghai Municipality

Morphological characters

Body Plumage: Male’s feather has three types: yellow feather on the breast and back, red feather on the breast and back, black feather on the breast and red feather on the back. The surface plumage throughout is different yellow colours laced with black mottles.

Combs: Single up-right comb for male and little comb for female

Morphometric traits

Body weight: Day old chicks 36.4 gm; Cock 3.346 kg

Reproductive Traits

Age at first egg: 152-294 days with an average of 208 day

Production traits

Egg shell colour: Fawn or brown

Annual egg production (numbers): 86-130 with the peak yield 216 per annum

Weight of an egg: 57.9 grams

Half evisceration rate at 12-month of age is 85.11% for male, and 84.76% for female, respectively. Evisceration rate at 12-month is 80.06% for male and 77.32% for female, respectively.

References

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

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