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Xingwen Silkies Chicken

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Country: China

Home Tract: Originated in Xingwen County, Sichuan Province; distributed in Gongxian, Junlian, Gaoxian and Xuyong Counties, Sichuan Province.

Morphological characters

Body: Large body size. Burly constitution.

Body Plumage: Surface colour is black or white. Majority of feather shape is patch. Minority is crossed feather or silkies.

Skin colour: Bright black

Combs: Bright black

Wattles: Bright black

Face: Bright black

Tongue: Bright black

Toes: Bright black

Morphometric traits

Body weight: Cock 2.7 kg, hen 2.2 kg

Reproductive Traits

Age at first egg: 180-210 days

Production traits

Egg shell colour: Beige

Annual egg production (numbers): 100-120

Weight of an egg: 58 grams

Evisceration rate: Adult 79.5%

Remarks: Black muscle, tone or viscous.

References

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

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