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Zhuxiang Chicken, Township

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Country: China

Home Tract: Chishui City, Guizhou Province, central area of ​​Chishui City rooftop, revival, Wang Lung, Guandu, long-term, Changsha and other towns, located in the Chishui gourd present, Yuan thick and other towns.

Morphological characters

Body: Medium sized, deep

Body Plumage: Loosen plumage; Majority of surface colour is black, yellow take second place. Minority is yellow, black and gray

Skin colour: Black for some chicken

Combs: Single, flat on the top.

Ear lobe colour: Purple-black

Eyes: Saffron Iris. Brown or black Iris for some

Beak: Major colour is black

Chest/Breast: Broad

Limbs/Shanks: Major colour is black

Feet: Gray

Morphometric traits

Body weight: Birth weight is 35 gm, Cock 2.3 kg, hen 2.1 kg

Reproductive Traits

Age at first egg: 6-7 month

Production traits

Egg shell colour: Sandy beige

Annual egg production (numbers): 100-150

Weight of an egg: 47.9 grams

Egg shape index: 1.3

Half evisceration rate: Male 80.2%, female 82.6%

Remarks: Black muscles for some chicken. They are heat tolerant, good egg quality, fat storage ability and other characteristics of fresh meat, producing masses is a favorite local varieties, which can be used for medicinal silky, high economic value. Breeding system should be strengthened in the future to improve its performance.


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

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