“God of cock” 9 chicken extremely rare spurs were hunted by giants a few months before Tet but still could not be bought.
“Elephant with nine tusks, chickens with nine spurs, horses with nine red flags” are the offerings mentioned in the legend of Son Tinh – Thuy Tinh handed down in folklore. But the kind of chicken that is thought to be only in this legend is real and becomes the type of chicken that many people buy every Tet holiday (Lunar New Year).
Ripe chicken – the type of chicken in the legend – is often bought by people on the occasion of the Lunar New Year at extremely expensive prices.
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Considered a precious specialty of the land of Tan Son (Phu Tho), nine spurts chicken, also known as a multi-stimulating chicken, is loved by many people and bought every Lunar New Year.
Information on Vietnamnet, the reason why chickens with 9 spurs are hunted by giants during the Lunar New Year is that this chicken breed is associated with ancient legends, has a spiritual meaning, reminds people of the origin of the Lac Grandson Hong, grateful for his roots. In addition, the ancients often thought that for offerings, the number 9 is the most beautiful odd number, symbolizing eternity, luck and fortune.
In addition, this specialty chicken is derived from wild chicken, suitable for hill farming, so they run very well. The main food is corn, rice, especially this chicken breed has the ability to feed itself. Therefore, the meat quality is also characteristically delicious, firm and sweet, different from normal chicken breeds.
Ripe chicken has many spurted legs, bright yellow color. (Photo: Vo Van Duc).
However, in recent years, chickens from 8-9 spurs are still extremely rare. This is also the reason why even though the price is up to tens of millions of dong, not every money can buy it.
The most special and valuable feature of the many spurs is in the legs, when they first hatch they have 6 spurs. In the process of rearing, they grow 2 more spurs on 2 legs. According to folk beliefs, the number 6 and number 8 represent fortune and luck, many customers also call this a pair of lucky chickens – Phat, which is very suitable as a gift for Tet.
Some “mutant” chickens have 9 spurs, symbolizing eternity, luck and longevity, so they are always hunted by giants as a scene or Tet gift , even without chickens for sale.
Chickens with 9 spurs cost up to tens of millions of dong, and chickens with 6-8 spurs cost about 1 million dong/head.
In recent years, instead of giving fruits, cakes and wine, many people have bought rare products such as ripe chicken as gifts.
“In the past, I used to give beer, wine, and gift baskets, but I realized that people really liked the specialties of my hometown, so I switched to giving chickens. Each chicken is also about 1 million VND, but it has many meanings on Tet holiday,” he said. Decided on Dan Viet.
According to Mr. Quyet, the price of nine spurs chickens has many levels, depending on the shape, feather color, and number of spurs, the price is also different. If you want to buy beautiful chickens to give as gifts, you have to put people in the village from the beginning of the year.
“The chicken with 3-5 spurs costs only from 250-350 thousand VND / kg, but the chicken with 6-8 spurs must be over 500,000 VND / kg. Especially chickens with enough 9 spurs are extremely rare, even with money. buy it,” Quyet said. ($1=25,000 VND)
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