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Short-leg Chicken

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Country: China

Home Tract: Xingyi and Anlong Counties, Guizhou Province

Morphological characters

Body: Symmetric body conformation. Short legs

Body Plumage: Plumage is loosening and close to body. Male surface colour in all sections is reddish yellow. Reddish saffron hackles. Majority of female surface colour is. White and take second place.

Combs: Single

Eyes: Reddish saffron iris

Beak: Short, black; Minority is yellow

Wings: Reddish saffron

Chest/Breast: Reddish saffron

Back: Reddish saffron; Broad; Straight from front to rear

Tail: With a high angle

Limbs/Shanks: Short, Black; Minority is yellow

Feet: Black, Minority is yellow

Morphometric traits

Body weight: Birth weight 36 gm, Cock 2.3 kg, hen 1.7 kg

Production traits

Egg shell colour: White

Annual egg production (numbers): 120-150

Weight of an egg: 48.0 grams

Half evisceration rate: At adult is 83.4% for male and 82.5% for female

Evisceration rate: At adult is 74.4% for male and 72.5% for female


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

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