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Beijing You Chicken Breed Profile

Beijing You Chicken Breed Profile

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Beijing You or Beijing Fatty in the Philippines, or Beijing Oil (China),  is a traditional Chinese chicken breed from the area around Beijing which nearly became extinct in the 1970s. It is now one of 50 rare breeds identified for special protection by the Chinese authorities and a breeding nucleus is maintained by the Oil Chicken Institute at the Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Research Institute, which also promotes the breed. Breeding nuclei are also maintained at other Chinese agricultural institutions. Beijing You Breed Profile The You Chicken is a dual-purpose breed. The males are slow-growing and take 120 days to reach a weight of 1.5kg (some are also slaughtered at 0.5kg and 1kg at 60 and 90 days respectively). growth and longer life...