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Yugan Silkies Chicken, Yugan Silky, Yugan Black-bone, Yugan Black, Black South

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Country: China

Home Tract: Yugan and Chengnan Counties, Jiangxi Province

Morphological characters

Body: Diamond body shaped; black muscles and bones

Body Plumage: The surface plumage throughout is black. closely and puff feathers in hen

Skin colour: Black

Head: Comeliness in hen

Combs: Single comb, Black. The cock has purple comb.

Wattles: Thin

Beak: Black

Toes: Black

Morphometric traits

Body weight: Day-old chick 32.7 gm, Cock 1.585 kg, hen 1.249 kg

Reproductive Traits

Age at first egg: 156.3 days

Production traits

Egg shell colour: Brown

Annual egg production (numbers):

Weight of an egg: 47.8 grams

Egg shape index: 1.34

Remarks: Yugan Silkies Chicken is rich in melanin, excellent meat. In the future to continue to improve the breeding system, the protection of resources, continue to maintain its conformation and meat quality characteristics of excellent characteristics, reducing on the nest, improve egg production, enhance early growth rate of breeding.

References

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

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