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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...