Ayam Ketawa

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Ayam Ketawa
The Laughing Chicken.jpg
Other names
  • Manu Gaga'
  • Gaga'
  • Ayam Gaga
Country of origin Indonesia
Traits
Weight
  • Male: 2–3 kg
  • Female: 1–2 kg
Egg color White
Comb type Variable
Classification

Ayam Ketawa or "laughing chicken" is a breed of chicken originating from the area of Sidenreng Rappang in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. It is one of several breeds of long-crowing chicken prized for the clarity and unusual length of their crows. The crow of Ayam Ketawa cocks has an unusual similarity to a human laugh. The breed was originally held as a status symbol of the Buginese royal family, but has entered into higher popularity in recent times since the fall of the monarchy.[1] Today it is still seen as a symbol of courage, social status and heroism[2][3] and they compete in contests for the most perfect crow, for the Governor of Sulawesi Cup.[4]

Names[edit]

In Indonesian the breed is known as Ayam Ketawa, meaning "laughing chicken", or as Ayam Gaga; in Buginese it is called Manu' Gaga' or just Gaga' (literally Stammering Chicken).[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Study of Body Dimension of Gaga' Chicken, Germ Plasm of Local Chicken From South Sulawesi-Indonesia" (PDF). ijpaes.com. International Journal of Plant, Animal and Environmental Sciences. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Bangga dengan Ayam Gaga". ditjennak.deptan.go.id. Indonesian Directorate of Livestock Breeding. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Gaga'/Indonesia". dad.fao.org. Food and Agriculture Organisation; United Nations. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Cockcrow Cup". JakartaPost. 16 March 2011. Archived from the original on 15 July 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Crowing sound analysis of Gaga chicken: Local chicken from South Sulawesi Indonesia" (PDF). ijaeps.com. International Journal of Plant, Animal and Environmental Sciences. Retrieved 8 July 2014.