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Wuding Chicken

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Country: China

Home Tract: Wuding County and Luquan County, Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province

Morphological characters


Body: Large and high body size; wide and deep body conformation

Body Plumage: Thick and puff plumages. The plumage colour of cock is red. The surface plumage of primary and tail feather is black. There are some white-stripe on body’s plumage and other feather. The feather grows slowly. The tail feather could be seen only in 4-5 month old. So, it also called “bold chick”.

Skin colour: White

Combs: Up-right red

Beak: Black

Limbs/Shanks: Feathered, black

Toes: Feathered

Morphometric traits

Body weight: Cock 3.050 kg, hen 2.100 kg

Reproductive Traits

Age at first egg: 180 days

Production traits

Egg shell colour: Fawn

Annual egg production (numbers): 90-130

Weight of an egg: 50 grams

Egg shape index: 1.27

Half evisceration rate: At 5-month is 85% for capon male, and 85.4% for capon female

Evisceration rate: At 5-month is 77% for male

References

Huo J.L., et al., 2014, “Genetic diversity of local Yunnan chicken breeds and their relationships with Red Junglefowl,” Genetics and Molecular Research; 13(2): 3371-3383. [Web Reference]

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

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