Top 5 broiler breeds with the highest economic value in Vietnam

Vietnam has many chicken breeds with delicious meat quality, high productivity, and are favored by farmers. Which are the top 5 most productive broiler breeds? Ensuring delicious meat, easy to raise, and high efficiency?

The broiler industry in Vietnam is growing very strongly, contributing a large part to the development of the agricultural economy. Broiler breeds not only provide an important food source but also bring high economic value to farmers. Top 5 broiler breeds with the highest economic value in Vietnam are suitable and productive breeds.


Ri chicken is a long-standing indigenous chicken breed in Vietnam, known for its delicious, firm meat quality and high nutritional value. They have the ability to adapt well to the climatic conditions and farming environment in Vietnam, have few diseases and do not require complicated care techniques. Therefore, it is very popular with breeders, and is widely raised in the North and Central regions.

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Characteristics: Ri chicken has relatively diverse colored feathers, compact body, short legs, average weight from 1.5 to 2 kg. Most hens have straw yellow, earthy yellow or light brown feathers, with black spots on the neck, tail and wing tips. The rooster has dark red feathers, the wing tips and tail feathers are blue-black; belly feathers are light red, yellow. Yellow or white skin color, yellow leg skin. The crest is serrated, red and developed in males. The wattles and earlobes are red, sometimes mixed with silver. The legs have two rows of yellow scales, sometimes mixed with bright red and yellow.

Currently, Ri chicken crossed is one of the livestock species with high economic efficiency, raised quite popularly in Northern provinces such as Bac Giang , Hai Phong, Hai Duong


Dong Tao chicken is a rare Vietnamese chicken breed, famous for its big, strong legs. This is a chicken breed raised mainly in Khoai Chau, Hung Yen.

Characteristics: Dong Tao chickens have large, rough legs, purple or black feathers, and red skin, with an average weight of 3 to 4 kg. They have two basic feathers: plum plumage (purple with black color) and plum Chickens also have thick legs and big rooster legs.

The rooster’s comb is a sun comb (short and elastic), purple in color, wattles and earlobes are red, underdeveloped, compact and strong looking.

Hens have three basic coats including: banana plump – light yellow, brown plum or light brown – the color of soil or dried banana leaves, ivory plum – milky white. Hens’ neck and wing feathers often have a mixture of yellow, milky white, red, Hens also have a comb similar to a rooster’s, but only 1/3 the size of a rooster’s.

Economic value: Dong Tao chicken has a very high economic value, so many farmers prefer.

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Ho chicken is a specialty chicken breed of Thuan Thanh area, Bac Ninh, has a long history and is considered one of the most precious chicken breeds in Vietnam.

Characteristics: Ho chickens have a large body, with an average weight of 3.5 to 5 kg.

The rooster has two main feather colors: bluish black and dark red. The rooster is tall, big and long-bodied, with a square back and a broad chest. The weight of an adult rooster ranges from 4.5 – 5.5 kg. Hens have three feather colors: clay color, sparrow feather color and dried longan peel color. The weight of a hen when mature is from 3.5 – 4.0 kg. Due to their large weight and slowness, the hen’s ability to incubate eggs and raise chicks is very clumsy

Economic value: Ho chicken has high value thanks to its delicious meat quality, especially thigh and breast meat, popular with many high-end restaurants.


Hmong chicken or Meo chicken or black bone chicken is a chicken breed of the H’Mong ethnic group, raised mainly in the northern mountainous provinces such as Ha Giang and Lao Cai.

Characteristics: H’Mong chicken is a breed with tall appearance, strawberry crest, flag crest, many feathers, most commonly apricot colored feathers, black, pure white, H’Mong chicken has very little fat, tough meat, sweet and fragrant. In general, they have black meat and bones, four clawed feet, and low fat content in the meat. Especially eating meat that is firm, crispy, and delicious. On average, each adult chicken weighs from 2 kg to 3 kg. Chickens are raised for more than 5 months, weighing 1.5-1.8 kg and begin to lay eggs.

Economic value: H’Mong chicken has high economic value thanks to its nutritious meat, often used in medicinal dishes and functional foods.

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J-Dabaco chicken is a hybrid chicken breed between Ri chicken and Luong Phuong chicken, developed by Dabaco Vietnam Group.

Characteristics: J-DABACO chicken is a chicken breed that retains the especially delicious meat quality of traditional Ri chicken, has a beautiful appearance (flag crest, compact feathers, plum red feathers, small yellow legs). In particular, productivity has improved significantly (raising for 90 days – 105 days: roosters: 2.5 – 2.7kg, hens: 2.0 – 2.1kg) with a cost of 2.7 – 2.8kg of feed/kg of weight gain.

They have the advantage of homogeneity in breed and uniform growth in weight, good adaptability to Vietnam’s climatic conditions, high disease resistance

Economic value: This chicken breed has a fast growth rate, few diseases and delicious meat, meeting market needs well and bringing high profits to farmers.

Broiler breeds in Vietnam are not only diverse but also bring high economic value, helping to improve the lives of farmers. The development of broiler farming needs with preserving precious chicken breeds, improving breeding techniques and expanding consumption markets to ensure sustainable development.

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