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Yangshan Chicken

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Country: China

Home Tract: Yangshan County, Guangdong Province

Morphological characters

Body: Rectangle shaped

Body Plumage: Plumage: large type, medium type, small type.

Skin colour: Yellow

Combs: Single upright, dark red, large

Wattles: Dark red, large

Ears: Dark red, large

Eyes: Golden iris

Beak: Yellow

Chest/Breast: Broad, deep

Back: Straight from front to rear

Limbs/Shanks: Long

Feet: Long

Morphometric traits

Body weight: Cock 2.3 kg, hen 1.8 kg

Reproductive Traits

Age at first egg: 7-8 month

Production traits

Egg shell colour: Beige

Annual egg production (numbers): 40-47

Weight of an egg: 43.15 grams

Egg shape index: 1.39

Half evisceration rate: Male 84.7%; female 85.7%

Evisceration rate: Male at 180-240-day 75.5%; female, 140-150-day, 75%.


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

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