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Oct 12, 2012 05:34 AM

Chicken and ducks in supermarkets

Does anyone know what breeds of chicken and ducks are sold in Chinese supermarkets? Here is a list on Wikipedia, just don't know which ones are being sold in GTA.

And where do they come from (raised in)?

Also, is everyone also aware of this issue - "Superbugs in the Supermarket"

Hope to hear your feedbacks.

Best regards,


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  1. Most of the breeds listed in the Wikipedia articles are fancy breeds of ducks and chickens raised mainly as a hobby by breeders for show. They are not meat breeds, but can be eaten, however, they wouldn't be sold on a large scale. In Ontario and most of North America, you will mostly find Cornish X chickens and Pekin ducks. Both breeds are fast growers and provide good meat by 8 weeks. I don't live in the GTA, so I haven't been to a Chinese supermarket there, but I've heard that Silkie breed chickens are sold and they have a blue/grey skin.