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Xishuangbanna Fighting Chicken, Xishuangbanna Game, Chicken bites, Playing Chicken Shamo

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Country: China

Home Tract: Jinghong County, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province.

Morphological characters

Body: Large sized and square-shaped

Body Plumage: Naked plumage, Small head is like shuttle. Surface colour is various, majority of which are black, white, deep red.

Skin colour: White

Combs: Small, cardinal red; Majority have short comb

Ears: Small, cardinal red

Neck: Long

Limbs/Shanks: No feathers

Toes: No feathers

Morphometric traits

Body weight: Cock 2.0 kg, hen 1.4 kg

Production traits

Egg shell colour: White and slight brown

Annual egg production (numbers): 100-120

Weight of an egg: 40.0 grams

Egg shape index: 1.35

Half evisceration rate: At adult is 83% for male and 79% for female

Evisceration rate: At adult is 78% for male and 74% for female

Remarks: Xishuangbanna cockfighting is our precious poultry species resources. Cockfight breeding, feeding management and training techniques, history spread so far, the content is extremely rich, from the motherland to explore scientific heritage point of view, should be to collect, collate and research. Because of the large size breed of chicken, muscular, strong constitution, disease resistance, resistance to hot and humid, but also as raw material for future cultivation of meat-type chicken breeds. But its meat is stiff, poor meat, can be improved through breeding.

References

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

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