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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...