List of native Philippine chicken breeds

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The domestic chicken breeds native to the Philippine islands include:

Name Image Description
Banaba[1]
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From Batangas.[2]

The Banaba fowl is a straight-combed breed. Black breasted with red-orange hackle feathers in roosters. Hens vary in color, straight-combed. Black Tail feathers on both sexes. Straight-comb with bright red earlobes, can have white earlobes. Stands upright with slate colored shanks. Plumage colors may vary.[citation needed]

Bolinao[1] Found in Pangasinan.[2]

Got its name because it is locally found in the region. Predominantly black in color. Known for its gameness or courage as a fighting cock, often used in cockfighting.[citation needed]

Camarines[1]
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From Bicol.[2]

Red and barred colors. Currently known for meat and egg production in the region.[citation needed]

Darag[1]
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From Panay Island, Visayas.[2]

A utility, straight-combed breed, yellow-skinned primarily because of being raised in the range. Raised for meat and eggs. Plumage colors may vary.[citation needed]

Joloanon[citation needed]
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The Joloanon fowl resembles the Asil fowl of India.

Also known locally as "Basilan native fowl". Pea combed with brown red-orange feathering with streaks of black and white colors. Hen plumage colors are brown and had brown-black hackle feathers. Black Tail feathers on both sexes. Straight-comb with bright red earlobes, can have white earlobes. Heavy breed, stands upright with yellow to gray shanks. Plumage colors may vary.[citation needed]

Palanan[citation needed] Found in the island of Luzon, province of Isabela, Philippines.

Got its name because it is locally found in the region. Breed is used for utility and known for its distinct fighting style in the pit.[citation needed]

Paraoakan or Parawakan[1]
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From Palawan.[2]

The Parawakan/Paraoakan fowl resembles the Asil fowl of India. Rose-combed and is predominantly black in color. Upright tail and is black in color with some white feathers at the base. Rose comb with bright red earlobes, can have white earlobes. Long-legged heavy breed, stands upright with yellow to gray shanks. Plumage colors may vary.[citation needed]

Pulo[citation needed] Its name means "island" in the English language.

Found in the island of Luzon, province of Batangas, Philippines. Comes in dark red or black, with dark eyes and dark slate legs. Breed is used for utility and known for its distinct fighting style in the pit.[citation needed]

Visayas[citation needed] Known locally as "manok bisaya".

Breed is used for the well-known delicacy, "chicken-inasal", a roasted chicken delicacy that is unique in taste in Visayas region and is served in restaurants. Plumage colors may vary.[citation needed]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Breeds reported by Philippines: Chicken. Domestic Animal Diversity Information System of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Accessed June 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e Feleciano R. Bejar, Manuel J. Baylon, Jaime B. Fabillar, Lagrito Ebert B. Mante, Arturo A. Ultra, Reynaldo R. Aquino, Elvie T. Bejar (2012). Management Practices and Morphological Characterization of Indigenous (Native) Chickens in Samar Province. Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture: Agriculture & Development Discussion Paper Series No. 2012-3.