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Yantai Sankang Chicken

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Country: China

Home Tract: Penglai, Longkou and Laizhou Cities, Shandong Province

Morphological characters

Body: Medium sized compact body structure. The cock has large body size. The hen has compact body conformation, round rear and tail shape with a tip like shape

Body Plumage: The colours of cock are bright red or dark red. The colour of feather on the neck, shoulder and saddle is golden. Other feathers are henna. The cock with bright red feather

Skin colour: The mainly colour of skin are pure white. White skin in hens

Combs: Red single comb

Wattles: Red

Ear lobe colour: Red

Face: Red

Beak: Bright gray

Chest/Breast: Wide and deep in cock

Tail: With a high angle.

Limbs/Shanks: Bright gray

Toes: Bright gray

Morphometric traits

Body weight: Cock 2.130±0.410 kg, hen 1.590±0.390 kg

Production traits

Egg shell colour: Pink or henna

Annual egg production (numbers): 163.3 with the maximum number is 260

Weight of an egg: 54.3 grams

Egg shape index: 1.3

Half evisceration rate: At 6-month81.6% for male and 72.1% for adult female

Evisceration rate: At 6-month 70.8% for male and 72.2% for adult female

References

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

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