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Zhongshan Shalan Chicken

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Country: China

Home Tract: Zhongshan, Shunde, and Fanyu Counties, Guangdong Province

Morphological characters

Body: Medium or small body size. Chubby body

Body Plumage: Surface colour: male, yellow, red and female, yellow, maze.

Skin colour: Yellow and white (common)

Head: Moderate sized

Combs: Most have single upright comb.

Chest/Breast: Developed

Limbs/Shanks: Yellow or white (common)

Morphometric traits

Body weight: Birth weight: 32.2 gm, Cock 2.2 kg

Reproductive Traits

Age at first egg: 150-180 days

Production traits

Egg shell colour: Brown, sandy beige

Annual egg production (numbers): 70-90

Weight of an egg: 45 grams

Half evisceration rate: Male 86.16%; female 85.93%

Evisceration rate: 105-day old male 81.12%; female 78.82%


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

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