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Shaanbei Chicken

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Country: China

Home Tract: Originated in hilly and gully area in northern Shaanxi Province, the major producing area is Yan’an and Yulin Prefectures and the broad desert area.

Morphological characters

Body: Tighten constitution.

Body Plumage: Feathers are close to body. Surface colour is white, yellow, black and ripple.

Skin colour: White or yellow

Combs: Single, rose comb or pea comb

Morphometric traits

Body weight: Birth weight 36.8 gm, At 180 day- Cock 1.580 kg, hen 1.320 kg

Reproductive Traits

Age at first egg: 180-240 days

Production traits

Weight of an egg: 50.0 grams

Egg shape index: 1.3

Half evisceration rate: 75% for cocks and 78% for hens

Evisceration rate: 63% for cocks and 66% for hens

References

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

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