Dong Tao – A Rare Breed of Chicken in Vietnam

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Dong Tao – A Rare Breed of Chicken in Vietnam

Postby dongtao » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:00 pm

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Dong Tao chickens, better known as "Dragon Chickens" are native to Dong Tao Commune in Khoai Chau District. This is a special kind of chicken that looks horribly deformed but they are among the world's most expensive poultry as their huge thighs are a delicacy in Vietnam.

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It is very difficult to breed this rare species because they are extremely sensitive to changes of temperature and weather and tend to lay fewer eggs than common chickens. Their huge legs and feet also make the hatching process more difficult, so more attention is needed from farmers to produce chicks.
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Re: Dong Tao – A Rare Breed of Chicken in Vietnam

Postby wolga » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:59 pm

Thanks for sharing your pictures Dongtao !
It’s certainly a very interesting looking chicken !
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Re: Dong Tao – A Rare Breed of Chicken in Vietnam

Postby nhb » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:38 pm

Oh my goodness, interesting
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Re: Dong Tao – A Rare Breed of Chicken in Vietnam

Postby llvonn » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:37 pm

Can I copy these photos? It might be of interest for our chicken workshop.
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Re: Dong Tao – A Rare Breed of Chicken in Vietnam

Postby sewren » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:03 pm

Oh wow - they are crazy-looking things!! :o :shock:
Seventeen beautiful chooks in a rainbow of breeds and Silver Appleyard ducks!
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