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What is Dong Tao Chicken

What is Dong Tao Chicken

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Seeing this chicken’s photo for the first time, you may think that this chicken has a rare skin disease without knowing that this is normal. Dong Tao chicken, also called Dragon Chicken, is a rare Vietnamese chicken breed with enlarged feet, that originates from the village Đông Tảo in Khoái Châu District near Hanoi. Dong Tao chickens are valued as a delicacy in Vietnam. They are difficult to breed as their large legs make hatching difficult, and they are also sensitive to changes in temperature. Hens often break the eggs with their bulky legs, thus eggs are usually kept in an incubator. It takes eight months to one year until the chickens are ready for slaughter at five to six kilograms of weight. In Vietnam, Dong Tao is bred specifically for meat. It has been reported that 1...