Day Two Hundred Seventy Three, October 22, 2011

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At our local wet market where I buy our daily fruits and vegetables, the residents of the chicken stall were asleep. One temporarily and the others sort of permanently. This market makes me contemplate going vegetarian once again. The black chicken there is called Silkie, and it is a very much valued breed of chicken that is said to have originated in China and it is called wu gu ji (烏骨雞 in Chinese, which is literally ‘dark boned chicken’. Alive, and before going into permanent sleep as in this photo, they are covered with black fluffy fur (as opposed to feathers of other chicken).

More cultural traditions to get used to in our life in China.

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  1. just stumbled upon your blog and fantastic pictures.
    your perspectives are what makes most of your pictures looked more than once.
    love your blogs. 😀

  2. Good picture, Mimo! Adrian

  3. It’s a really good photo, but as you know, a bit disturbing, which of course makes for a more powerful photo.:) Thanks for sharing this piece of China. Really good photo.

  4. Gosh, the Chinese are always asleep aren’t they…

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