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Yunyang White Silkies Chicken, Wu Chicken and Silkies, Yunyang White Feather Wuji, Yunyang Black-bone, Black-bone chicken, Yunyang black-white feather

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Country: China

Home Tract: Yunyang Prefecture, Hubei Province

Morphological characters

Body: Small sized

Body Plumage: White plumage, Patch feather

Skin colour: Black

Combs: Single comb

Ears: Green

Ear lobe colour:

Beak: Black

Tail: With a high angle

Limbs/Shanks: Naked

Toes: Four

Morphometric traits

Body weight: Cock 1.43 kg, hen 1.23 kg

Production traits

Egg shell colour: Sandy beige

Annual egg production (numbers): 144

Weight of an egg: 46.44 grams

Egg shape index: 1.31

Half evisceration rate: Male 68.49%; female 72.89%

Evisceration rate: 8-month old male, 79.27%; female 81.68%

Remarks: Black bone and muscles. It is a black-white feather local varieties with medicinal value, the nest is weak, strong life, but its breeding purification slow. The future should strengthen the protection and breeding germplasm resources for market requirements and the characteristics of Yunyang White Feather Wuji, high-yielding lines were established and fast-large system.

References

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

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