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Xiayan Chicken, Yan, Feizhong

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Country: China

Home Tract: Rongxian County, Guangxi Province

Morphological characters

Body: Short and round body shape

Body Plumage: Chuckling has dark yellow fluff. Main tail feather are mainly yellow but some are black mottles or white mottles. There are red feathers on the belly of the sex mature cock. The hen has yellow feather.

Skin colour: White or yellow

Combs: Bright single comb

Wattles: Bright red

Ear lobe colour: Bright red

Beak: Yellow in chuckling; Puce (dark brown or brownish purple colour) with buff peak point in hen

Chest/Breast: Deep

Belly: Abundance

Limbs/Shanks: Yellow or white

Morphometric traits

Body weight: Day-old chick 29 gm; Adult cock 2.178.00±0.04569 kg, hen 1.915.00±0.018.25 kg

Reproductive Traits

Age at first egg: 170-180 days

Production traits

Egg shell colour: Brown

Annual egg production (numbers): 110

Weight of an egg: 43.6 grams

Egg shape index: 43.6

Half evisceration rate: At 6-month is 82.4% for male, 87.89% for female and 84.8% for capon

Evisceration rate: At 6-month is 74% for male, 81.2% for female and 74% for capon

Slaughtering weight: kg


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

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