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Xuanzhou Chicken

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Country: China

Home Tract: Nanling County, Anhui Province

Morphological characters

Body: Medium sized

Body Plumage: Yellow feather

Skin colour: Yellow

Limbs/Shanks: Yellow

Morphometric traits

Body weight: Cock 1.830 kg, hen 1.480-1.590 kg

Reproductive Traits

Age at first egg: 240 days

Production traits

Egg shell colour: Red and dark yellow

Annual egg production (numbers): 140

Weight of an egg: 53.5-56.3 grams

Egg shape index: 1.3-1.35

Half evisceration rate: At 6-7 month is 80.56% for male and 79.14% for female

Evisceration rate: At 6-7 month is 71.5% for male and 68.71% for female

References

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

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