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What is Labuyo Chicken

What is Labuyo Chicken

Chickens
When we hear the word “labuyo”, most of us would immediately refer to “siling labuyo”, the hottest native pepper used as condiment especially with “sawsawan.” But do you know that we have a chicken called “labuyo?” “Labuyo”, or the red junglefowl (Gallus gallus) is a tropical bird in the family Phasianidae. It ranges across much of Southeast Asia and parts of South Asia. Red junglefowl is the primary ancestor of the domestic chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus); the grey junglefowl, Sri Lankan junglefowl, and green junglefowl have also contributed genetic materials to the gene pool of the domesticated chicken. Here in the Philippines, although the government does not consider Labuyo as an endangered species, in some areas where these birds are almost extinct, it is illegal to hunt ...
Tagalog, Native, and Bisaya Chicken

Tagalog, Native, and Bisaya Chicken

Chickens
If you are in Luzon, you will always hear “Tagalog na manok”, in the Visayas especially in rural areas, you will be offered “Bisaya nga manok”, but in any case regardless of where you are, you can always ask for “native na manok”. These three terms are actually interchangeable but in this article, we are going to explain how to properly use these terms. The Tagalog, native, and Bisaya chicken means the same breed or line of breeds – our own heritage breeds. You can find the lists of these native chicken breeds here. In the Visayas, especially in Negros Island, however, any chicken that is raised freely and not caged is sometimes called native. Even if the chicken is colored broiler like Hubbard, Sasso, or Dominant CZ, once they are pastured, their taste resembles the native breed...