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Some Popular Species Of Chickens We Eat In Nigeria [PHOTOS] by Vianna(f): 8:46am On Jun 06, 2018
We all it chicken but don't even know what we ingest in cheesy .And surely , according to nigerians, chicken na chicken but you are wrong. They are all different species entirely.

Here is a list of the most common species we eat in naija

Plymouth Rock Chicken
Originated in Boston in 1849. Its well known for its tasty meat, good egg production, resistance to cold, early feathering, easy management, good sitting.

The Plymouth Rock is a dual-purpose breed, and is kept both for its meat and for its large brown eggs, of which it lays about 200 per year.

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Re: Some Popular Species Of Chickens We Eat In Nigeria [PHOTOS] by Vianna(f): 8:47am On Jun 06, 2018
PRC

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Re: Some Popular Species Of Chickens We Eat In Nigeria [PHOTOS] by illicit(m): 8:50am On Jun 06, 2018
Nice one... I do think its either local fowl or agric fowl

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Re: Some Popular Species Of Chickens We Eat In Nigeria [PHOTOS] by Vianna(f): 8:51am On Jun 06, 2018
Cochin Chicken
The Cochin is a breed of large domestic chicken. The most distinctive feature of the Cochin is the excessive plumage that covers leg and foot. The skin beneath the feathers is yellow.

Cochins are rather quiet chickens, and tend to be quite calm as well.
The Cochin has been bred principally for exhibition, at the expense of productive characteristics in the USA and Europe. But here in Nigeria, its bred for meat.
The hens are good sitters and good mothers, and may be used to hatch the eggs of turkeys and ducks.
Image: wikipedia

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Re: Some Popular Species Of Chickens We Eat In Nigeria [PHOTOS] by pyyxxaro: 8:53am On Jun 06, 2018
We call it Senior Perfect in boarding house

If you kill one , like 10 students fit chop am

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Re: Some Popular Species Of Chickens We Eat In Nigeria [PHOTOS] by pyyxxaro: 8:55am On Jun 06, 2018
It is called Alsaltian Fowl or Egyptian Fowl because it's very muscular undecided

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Re: Some Popular Species Of Chickens We Eat In Nigeria [PHOTOS] by Vianna(f): 8:56am On Jun 06, 2018
Orpington Chicken
Originated in England before it found its way across Africa and Europe. Hens often become broody and are good mothers. Although rather heavy, Orpingtons are able to fly small distances but rarely do so. They are bred majorly for eggs Orpingtons lay about 175 to 200 eggs every year.

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Re: Some Popular Species Of Chickens We Eat In Nigeria [PHOTOS] by Vianna(f): 9:01am On Jun 06, 2018
Leghorn Chicken
Initially originated in Italy. They are known for their distinctive white feathers.
Although other varieties of colours are not uncommon. Leghorns are good layers of white eggs, laying an average of 280 per year and sometimes reaching 300–320. The eggs are white and weigh a minimum of 55 g. They can b bred both for meat and egg

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Re: Some Popular Species Of Chickens We Eat In Nigeria [PHOTOS] by Vianna(f): 9:09am On Jun 06, 2018
Rhode Island Red Chicken
It was developed in Rhode island by cross breeding a Malay and a leghorn. The bird's feathers are rust-colored, however darker shades are known, including maroon bordering on black. The cocks are usually aggressive and territorial.
While Rhode island hens are usually bred for their eggs.

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Re: Some Popular Species Of Chickens We Eat In Nigeria [PHOTOS] by Vianna(f): 9:15am On Jun 06, 2018
Malay
The Malay is a breed of game chicken bred for their aggressiveness. The Malay has an upright stance, a well muscled form and a large skull with a cruel expression. Malays can come in a grey colour but are more common in maroon. They are usually bred for game shows.

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Re: Some Popular Species Of Chickens We Eat In Nigeria [PHOTOS] by 4reala(m): 9:19am On Jun 06, 2018
Chicken na chicken, Na Agric, Native and old layer me i sabi o grin

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Re: Some Popular Species Of Chickens We Eat In Nigeria [PHOTOS] by Vianna(f): 9:21am On Jun 06, 2018
Silkie
a breed of chicken named for its atypically fluffy plumage, which is said to feel like silk and satin. The breed has several other unusual qualities, such as black skin and bones, blue earlobes, and five toes on each foot, whereas most chickens only have four. Mainly used for poultry shows. They come is both white and black colours and due to their black meat, people rarely breed them for meat.

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Re: Some Popular Species Of Chickens We Eat In Nigeria [PHOTOS] by Vianna(f): 9:25am On Jun 06, 2018
White faced black spanish
Originatig from Spain, hens are non-sitters, and lay 160–180 white eggs per year, with a weight of about 80 g. Their distinctive feature are their white hanging earlobe which are over developed.

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Re: Some Popular Species Of Chickens We Eat In Nigeria [PHOTOS] by Vianna(f): 9:29am On Jun 06, 2018
Dorking Chicken
Originated in Britain. They are usually bred for egg and meat . Colors may also come in red.
It is one of the few breeds with red earlobes that produces a white-shelled egg. The skin colour beneath the feathers is white.

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Re: Some Popular Species Of Chickens We Eat In Nigeria [PHOTOS] by Vianna(f): 9:34am On Jun 06, 2018
Originating from Netherlands, booted Bantams are angular birds with profuse plumage. They have broad backs, breasts carried well forward, and relatively large, downward-pointing wings following the line of the vulture hocks. They do not quite reach the floor though. Booted Bantams have a single upright comb with five points, horn-colored beaks, red wattles, and red earlobes.

They appear in more than 20 colour variety and are mainly used for exhibition.

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Re: Some Popular Species Of Chickens We Eat In Nigeria [PHOTOS] by Vianna(f): 9:36am On Jun 06, 2018
pyyxxaro:
We call it Senior Perfect in boarding house

If you kill one , like 10 students fit chop am
Though there are loads of species out there, these ones are just the common ones we find in naija.

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Re: Some Popular Species Of Chickens We Eat In Nigeria [PHOTOS] by Vianna(f): 9:39am On Jun 06, 2018
Lalasticlala seun
Re: Some Popular Species Of Chickens We Eat In Nigeria [PHOTOS] by adisabarber(m): 10:39am On Jun 06, 2018
Adie Fulani (Fulani ecotype) and adie ibile (Yoruba ecotype) grin grin grin

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Re: Some Popular Species Of Chickens We Eat In Nigeria [PHOTOS] by poncedeleon: 11:54am On Jun 06, 2018
This should be in FP Lalasticlala.
Re: Some Popular Species Of Chickens We Eat In Nigeria [PHOTOS] by Dottore: 12:10pm On Jun 06, 2018
Ok
Re: Some Popular Species Of Chickens We Eat In Nigeria [PHOTOS] by Donald7610: 12:10pm On Jun 06, 2018
Nice breeds
Re: Some Popular Species Of Chickens We Eat In Nigeria [PHOTOS] by femi4: 12:10pm On Jun 06, 2018
Super Chicken nko?
Re: Some Popular Species Of Chickens We Eat In Nigeria [PHOTOS] by omocalabar(m): 12:11pm On Jun 06, 2018
Chicken get species?...if u asked me earlier, I wuld have said Tastyfried chicken, Kentucky fried chicken, chicken burger... angry grin

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Re: Some Popular Species Of Chickens We Eat In Nigeria [PHOTOS] by ALAYORMII: 12:11pm On Jun 06, 2018
Adiye Opipi nko??

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Re: Some Popular Species Of Chickens We Eat In Nigeria [PHOTOS] by Nobody: 12:11pm On Jun 06, 2018
Interesting...
Re: Some Popular Species Of Chickens We Eat In Nigeria [PHOTOS] by kirkwood: 12:11pm On Jun 06, 2018
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Re: Some Popular Species Of Chickens We Eat In Nigeria [PHOTOS] by michaelwilli(m): 12:11pm On Jun 06, 2018
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Re: Some Popular Species Of Chickens We Eat In Nigeria [PHOTOS] by Nobody: 12:12pm On Jun 06, 2018
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Re: Some Popular Species Of Chickens We Eat In Nigeria [PHOTOS] by ishowdotgmail(m): 12:12pm On Jun 06, 2018
OP get time oo..Wetin concern me than make chicken big and get flesh

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