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Xichou Black-Bone Chicken

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Country: China

Home Tract: Southeastern Yunnan

Morphological characters

Body Plumage: Diverse plumage colour

Skin colour: Black

Combs: Red-black

Wattles: Red-black

Ear lobe colour: Red-black

Beak: Red-black

Limbs/Shanks: Black

Morphometric traits

Body weight: Cock 2.030 kg, hen 1.770 kg

Remarks: It is vigilant and aggressive, black bones


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]

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