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International Journal of Poultry Science
Year: 2014  |  Volume: 13  |  Issue: 11  |  Page No.: 665 - 669

A Review of “Long Crower Chickens” as Poultry Genetic Resources in Indonesia

Rusfidra and Firda Arlina    

Abstract: Indonesia has four breeds of long crower chicken, well-known as Kokok Balenggek, Pelung, Bekisar and Gaga chicken. The four breeds of those Indonesian local chicken have melodious crows and frequently send to chicken singing contest by fanciers. Kokok Balenggek chicken is a singing fowl from Solok Regency, West Sumatera Province and adopted as a symbol of Solok Regency. Pelung chicken is a local chicken from Cianjur Regency, West Java Province, which has unique, high pitch and long crower. Bekisar chicken is a local chicken from Madura Island, East Java Province. Gaga chicken is a local chicken from South Sulawesi Province. The four chicken breeds have been decided by Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture in 2011 as Indonesian poultry genetic resources. This article aims to compare the phenotypic traits of long crower between the four local chickens in Indonesia.

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