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Lists of Philippine Native Chicken Breeds

Lists of Philippine Native Chicken Breeds

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We always talk about American heritage chicken breeds here at Putakputak.com but little did we know that the Philippines has a lot to offer. We may not call it Philippine heritage chicken but our native breeds are actually our own heritage breeds. Before imported breeds arrived in the Philippines, we have Tagalog and Bisaya. These are the local terms for our native breeds. If you are in Luzon, you call it Tagalog, and if you are in the Visayas and the bigger part of Mindanao, you call it Bisaya. Both of them refer to the native chicken that we often see roaming around our rural neighborhood. The government and even the private sectors are doing their best to conserve and even populate these breeds. The West Visayas University (WVU) in Iloilo for instance is breeding Darag and distrib...
What is Paraoakan Chicken

What is Paraoakan Chicken

Chickens
The Paraokan (or Parawakan) is a Philippine native chicken breed and is the largest among native breeds. There is no clear history of the origin of this chicken but in this article, we are going to explain the best we can. According to the Slow Food Foundation for Diversity, The Paraoakan chicken comes from Malaysia and was introduced to the Philippines in the 14 century by Arab missionaries and Muslim traders. It is currently farmed mainly on the island of Palawan, but it can also be found in the provinces of Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur and on the islands of Basilan and Jolo (for this reason, the breed is also known locally as Jolo). Appearance and size Compared to other native poultry breeds in the Philippines, the Paraokan chicken is the largest. It has long legs, a larger bo...