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Yangyuan Donkey

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Country: China

Home tract: Yangyuan, Weixian, Xuanhua Zhuolu County and Huai’an County, Hebei Province

Morphological Characters

Body: Compact body structure, symmetry body structure

Body coat: Black, blue, gray, bronze are the most common colours

Mophometric traits

Body length: Male 135.5 cm, female 120.6 cm

Body height at withers: Male 135.8 cm, female 119.6 cm

Breast circumference: Male 149.0 cm, female 136.8 cm

Cannon circumference: Male 17.4 cm, female 14.7 cm

Reproductive traits

Sexual maturity age: 1 year

Mating age: male 3 years, female 2 years

One jennet has 5-8 offsprings in whole life.

Conception rate: jennet 70%; reproductive donkey 95%.

Production traits

Carrying capacity: 500 kg.

Dressing percentage of 1.5-2.5 years old donkey: 56.05%.

Meat percentage: 39.05%.

Meat quality: lustrous slight red, without fishy smell.

Remarks: Two donkeys can plough 3 acres per day.

References

  1. Beijing, “Report on Domestic Animal Genetic Resources in China,” June 2003 [Web Reference]
  2. Porter V., Alderson G.L.H., Hall S.J.G. and Sponenberg D.P., 2016, “Mason’s World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding,” 2 Volume Pack. Cabi [Web Reference]
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