Where does the chicken come from?
First of all, it is advisable to understand the breed of Lac Thuy chickens. This is considered a rare endemic breed of chicken in Vietnam. This breed of chicken is native to Lac Thuy district, Hoa Binh province. That’s why it’s called The Water.
Since 2013, the government of Lac Thuy district has a plan to preserve the local breed of chickens. They have coordinated with the Livestock Institute, Hoa Binh tax department and other enterprises to expand the model of raising chickens on the locality. This helps to replicate the breed of chickens and retains a precious genetic source.
Recognize Lac Thuy chicken
Lac Thuy chicken can be identified through the following characteristics:
- Chicks have an ivory-white plumage, the skin is yellow.
- Hens have white, light pink feathers and turn a dry banana color when growing. Roosters have burgundy feathers. Mature, roosters have a long and silky plum, yellow-skinned legs.
- The volume of commercial chickens reaches 1.8kg / rooster, hen 1.5kg / chick.
- Annual egg laying rate: 94 eggs/roof/year
- The survival rate of chickens is 90-93%.
Plus points for Lac Thuy chicken breed
- Fast-growing hair should adapt well to good weather, withstanding the types of weather during the year.
- Suitable for many breeding models such as: free-range and captive breeding, farm breeding, farm sale.
- Beautiful design, tall appearance.
- The meat is chewy, firm and delicious.
- Egg-laying yield is 1.5 to 2 times higher than that of normal chickens. The percentage of eggs with embryos reaches 84%
- The breeding time of broilers is about 4-4.5 months.
- Feed savings: The rate of consuming about 3.3 kg of feed for 1 kg of weight gain.