Int’l website introduces Vietnam’s Dong Tao chicken

VietNamNet Bridge – Amusing Planet, a photoblog that features odd news from around the world, has introduced to its readers interesting information on a rare Vietnamese chicken breed called the Dong Tao.

In an article named ‘The Dragon Like Legs of Dong Tao Chicken”, the website said that the Dong Tao’s legs usually not seen among birds of that size.

The chicken breed is endemic to the Dong Tao Commune in Khoai Chau District, about 30km from Hanoi.

According to Amusing Planet, the Dong Tao chicken, prized for its delicious meat, is served in the royal family and mandarins or expensive restaurants that cater to the wealthy.

The website also noted that the chicken are very sensitive to weather changes and tend to lay fewer eggs than normal chicken.

“Their unhelpfully big feet make the hatching process even more difficult, so breeders have to assist the hens in order to produce chicks”, says the photoblog.

A pair of Dong Tao chicken can fetch US$2,500.

Some photos of the Dong Tao chicken:

Dong Tao chicken, Vietnamese chicken

Dong Tao chicken, Vietnamese chicken

Dong Tao chicken, Vietnamese chicken 

Dong Tao chicken, Vietnamese chicken

Dong Tao chicken, Vietnamese chicken

Dong Tao chicken, Vietnamese chicken

Dong Tao chicken, Vietnamese chicken

Dong Tao chicken, Vietnamese chicken

Dong Tao chicken, Vietnamese chicken 

    

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