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Taibai Chicken, Bai

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Country: China

Home Tract: Taibai County, Shaanxi Province

Morphological characters

Body: Cocks have large body size

Body Plumage: Male surface colour is mixed, which have red, reddish black and white. Hen surface colour is complex, which have ripple, yellow, black, white, gray etc.

Skin colour: White or blue purple

Combs: Single upright, Coarse, red or fuchsia

Wattles: Coarse, red or fuchsia

Ear lobe colour: Coarse, red or fuchsia

Back: Broad and flat

Tail: High angle upper horizon

Morphometric traits

Body weight: Birth weight 34.09 gm, Cock 2.018kg at 180 days, hen 1.138 kg at 180 days

Reproductive Traits

Age at first egg: 50% at 276-295 day old

Production traits

Egg shell colour: Slight brown, white, and blue in part

Weight of an egg: 54.5 grams

Egg shape index: 1.3

Half evisceration rate: 81% for male and 80% for female

Evisceration rate: 74% for male and 71% for female

Remarks: Taibai large size of chicken eggs large, strong adaptability, force feeding and disease resistance, docile temperament, good quality meat and eggs and so on. However, the variety of chicken growth cycle long, slow growth, late sexual maturity, hen on nest generally strong, little egg. Breeding may apply to the future direction of the meat, to shorten the fattening period, feed conversion ratio. In the central area of ​​an organized, planned to carry out this work breeding, selected superior and eliminating the inferior, to improve its performance, expand the number of groups.

References

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

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