30 Jan '12, 11am

Premium chicken bred in Shanghai costs S$216

YUYAO, Zhejiang, January 30, 2012 - If music be the love of food, lay on. Apologies to William Shakespeare but the revised sentiments of the opening lines of his play Twelfth Night apply to Yang Sizhong's chickens run perched on the bamboo-covered mountain on the outskirt of Yuyao, East China's Zhejiang province. Yang plays violin compositions by Amadeus Mozart to his flock of 4,000 simingjinfeng fowl in the belief it soothes them and makes for better eggs and meat. They are certainly a special breed and people are happy to pay a premium for them. "These birds are the least chicken chickens in the world," said Yang at the two-acre plot he established. "They can scare off eagles and fight off snakes, fly as high as 200 meters and run faster than human beings." The former marketing manager of a top menswear company charges 1088 yuan (S$216) for each of his heroic feathered f...

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