Stamps on "Vietnam's native chickens" to be issued

The Ministry of Information and Communications will launch a set of four stamps featuring native Vietnamese chickens on August 25.


These stamps, with the size of 37 x 37 mm, will be available on the public postal network from August 25, 2021 to June 30, 2023.

The stamps, designed by painter Nguyen Du of the Vietnam Post Corporation, introduce Vietnam’s biodiversity and help contribute to the conservation of purebred Vietnamese chicken species. Materials for the design of the stamps are provided by the Institute of Livestock Production under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The stamps feature four native chicken species, including multi-toed chicken, Dong Tao chicken, H'Mong chicken, and Lac Thuy chicken, with the first three stamps priced at VND4,000 and the Lac Thuy chicken stamp with face value of VND12,000.

The Multi-toed chicken is a rare and precious purebred chicken breed that has existed for a long time, and is associated with the livelihood and culture of ethnic minorities in the northern province of Phu Tho. This breed has many toes, usually from 6 to 8 and some with 5 or 9 toes.

Dong Tao chicken is also an endemic and rare breed of chicken of Dong Tao commune, Khoai Chau district, Hung Yen province. As a rare and precious poultry breed of Vietnam with genetic resources preserved, Dong Tao chickens have large and rough legs. Mature chickens can weigh over 3.5kg.

H'Mong chicken originates in the northern mountainous region, widely raised by the H'Mong ethnic group. Adult H'Mong chicken weighs from 2 to 3 kg.

Lac Thuy chicken originates from Lac Thuy district in the northern province of Hoa Binh, which is also listed among the rare and endemic species for genetic preservation. This species sources from Phu Thanh commune of Lac Thuy district and An Phu commune, My Duc district, Hanoi. This chicken species is widely raised in Lac Thuy district.

Nguồn: VNN