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The Ministry of Information and Communications is about to issue a set of postage stamps “Vietnamese native chicken”


According to the decision to release the stamp set “Vietnamese native chicken” of the Ministry of Information and Communications, this set of 4 stamps with the size of 37 x 37 mm will be provided on the public postal network from August 25. 2021 to June 30, 2023.

Chicken is one of the pets associated with the lives of Vietnamese people for many generations. Since ancient times, our forefathers have nurtured and preserved many rare and unique chicken breeds throughout the country and still exist to this day.

In order to introduce biodiversity and contribute to the conservation of some Vietnamese purebred chicken species for regional economic development, the Ministry of Information and Communications has decided to issue a set of postage stamps “Vietnamese native chickens”. next August 25th.

All stamps have a size of 37 x 37 mm, overflowing with margins, designed by painter Nguyen Du of Vietnam Post Corporation (Vietnam Post) in the style of harmony, showing the characteristics of each type of chicken attached to the lips. their habitat. Materials for designing the stamp set “Vietnamese native chickens” are provided and allowed to use by the Institute of Livestock Production of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

With code 1146, the stamp set “Vietnamese indigenous chicken includes 4 stamps introducing species: multi-toed chicken, Dong Tao chicken, H’Mong chicken, Lac Thuy chicken, with the first 3 stamps having the same face value of 4,000 VND. and Lac Thuy chicken stamp with face value of 12,000 VND.

The Ministry of Information and Communications is about to issue a set of postage stamps

In particular, the stamp template 4-1 introduces the multi-toed chicken, a rare and precious purebred chicken breed that has existed for a long time, associated with the livelihood and culture of ethnic minorities in Phu Tho province (Northern Vietnam). In addition to economic and cultural value, multi-toed chicken is also a valuable genetic resource, which is important for biodiversity, genetic diversity, and livestock development. A special feature of this breed is that it has many toes, usually from 6 to 8 fingers, a few has 5 or 9 fingers.

The Ministry of Information and Communications is about to issue a set of postage stamps

Stamp form 4-2 introduces Dong Tao chicken, also known as Dong Cao chicken, which is also an endemic and rare chicken breed of Vietnam. This is a traditional chicken breed of people in Dong Tao commune, Khoai Chau district, Hung Yen province.

Belonging to the list of rare and precious poultry breeds of Vietnam that are being conserved genetic resources, Dong Tao chicken has a prominent feature of large and rough legs, when the chicken is mature, the male can weigh over 4.5kg and the chicken can be easily grown. roof more than 3.5 kg.

The Ministry of Information and Communications is about to issue a set of postage stamps

Stamp form 4-3 shows the image of H’Mong chicken, also known as Mong chicken, Black Mong chicken, Meo chicken or black bone chicken. This is a rare indigenous chicken breed of Vietnam, originating in the northern mountainous region, widely raised by the H’Mong ethnic group. On average, each adult H’Mong chicken weighs from 2 to 3 kg each.

The Ministry of Information and Communications is about to issue a set of postage stamps

Stamp form 4-4 introduces Lac Thuy chicken, which is considered an endemic and rare chicken breed originating from Lac Thuy district, Hoa Binh province and raised for a long time, and is also a species that is being conserved. gene.

After discovering this is a precious chicken breed, scientists from the Vietnam Research and Breeding Institute decided to name this chicken breed after the place name Lac Thuy and proposed a scientific topic of conservation and selection of human breeding. alike. This is a native chicken variety that has existed for a long time in Phu Thanh commune, Lac Thuy district and An Phu commune, My Duc district, Hanoi. Currently, this chicken species is widely raised in Lac Thuy district.

The Ministry of Information and Communications is about to issue a set of postage stamps
Vietnam – Singapore joint issuance stamp: Commemorating 40 years of establishing diplomatic relations (August 1, 1973 – August 1, 2013).

In the previous period, Vietnam Post also issued a number of stamp sets on the theme of chickens such as the stamp set “House chicken” with 8 samples, issued on February 29, 1968; stamp set “Poultry (chicken)” also has 8 samples, issued on September 15, 1986; stamp set “Cockfight” 4 samples, issued on February 8, 2000; stamp set on “Some species of chickens” wild” includes 5 samples and 1 stamp block, issued on April 1, 2006. In addition, on September 12, 2013, Vietnam – Singapore joint issue stamps: Commemorating 40 years of establishing diplomatic relations (August 1, 1973 – August 1, 2013) including 2 stamps introducing 2 typical chicken species of the 2 countries were issued.

Van Anh

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On the morning of December 25, in Hanoi, the National Advisory Council on Postage Stamps met to design four sets of stamps that will be released in the last 6 months of 2021. Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Pham Anh Tuan attended as an advisor. the Chairman of the Council.

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