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Shuanglian Chicken, Erda chick, Twin Lotus

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Country: China

Home Tract: Dangyang County, Hubei Province.

Morphological characters

Body: Medium body size. Symmetric posture.

Body Plumage: The popular surface colour of male: henna, sandy beige. Majority of female surface colour is yellow.

Head: Broad and deep

Combs: Single comb take first place. Male comb erects. Female comb commonly drops to one side. Few have rose combs.

Limbs/Shanks: Yellow and blue

Morphometric traits

Body weight: Birth weight: 35.92 gm, Cock 2.060 kg, hen 1.702 kg

Reproductive Traits

Age at first egg: 210 days

Production traits

Egg shell colour: 79% of all, Sandy beige

Annual egg production (numbers): 163

Weight of an egg: 51.5 grams

Egg shape index: 1.25-1.26

Half evisceration rate: 72.99% for 178-day old male; 74.68% for female before laying.

Evisceration rate: Male, 79.82%; female, 80.62%

Remarks: It has chicken meat production performance, meat tender and delicious, resistance to crude feed, adaptability and other characteristics. However, the egg-laying species poor performance, should continue to strengthen the breeding, laying improve its performance, conduct quality chicken production.

References

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

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