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Review of “Long Crower Chickens” as Poultry Genetic Resources in Indonesia

02 March 2015

Researchers in Indonesia have analysed the sounds made by four native chicken breeds, which are valued for their melodious crows in chicken "singing" contests.

Indonesia has four breeds of long crower chicken, well-known as Kokok Balenggek, Pelung,

Bekisar and Gaga chicken, according to Rusfidra and Firda Arlina from Andalas University in West Sumatera.

The four breeds of those Indonesian local chicken have melodious crows and frequently send to chicken singing contest by fanciers.

Kokok Balenggek chicken is a singing fowl from Solok Regency, West Sumatera Province and adopted as a symbol of Solok Regency.

Pelung chicken is a local chicken from Cianjur Regency, West Java Province, which has unique, high pitch and long crower.

Bekisar chicken is a local chicken from Madura Island, East Java Province.

Gaga chicken is a local chicken from South Sulawesi Province.

The four chicken breeds were selected by Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture in 2011 as Indonesian poultry genetic resources.

In their article, published in the International Journal of Poultry Science, the authors compare the phenotypic traits of long crower between the four local chickens in Indonesia.


Arlina R. and F. Arlina. 2014. A review of 'Long Crower Chickens' as poultry genetic resources in Indonesia. International Journal of Poultry Science 13: 665-669.4

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