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Country of origin Portugal
Use dual-purpose, eggs and meat
  • Female: 1.9 – 2.1 kg[1]
Egg color white
  • Chicken
  • Gallus gallus domesticus

The Amarela is a Portuguese breed of domestic chicken. This breed originated in Portugal and is endangered with less than two thousand females in existence.[1]

In 2013 a population of 2677–2956 was reported to DAD-IS.[2]

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  1. ^ a b M. L. Soares, J. C. Lopes, N. V. Brito, J. Carvalheira (2011). Characterization of growth and egg production of two Portuguese autochthonous chicken breeds: Preta Lusitânica and Amarela. Conference paper, 62nd Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production, Stavanger, Norway, 29 August to 2 September 2011.
  2. ^ Breed data sheet: Amarela/Portugal. Domestic Animal Diversity Information System of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Accessed August 2014.