INDIA - A chicken breed from the UK - Brahma-Cockerel was displayed at the annual Kisan 2014 (farmers) event in Pune from 10 to 14 December 2014.
The birds were displayed by Fancy Poultry Farm, Kerala-based breeder at the event along with Spanish chicken breed and other exotic birds.
Speaking to 5m Publishing, farm owner, Jabir Suliaman said: “The birds are up for sale and cost around $320 pair that comes in three colours - Golden Brahma, Columbian Brahma and Dark Brahma.”
“They are native to the UK and we breed them at our farms. They reach a weight of 10kg per bird,” the official said.
“They are eye-catching but they are not good for a farmer of poultry as they only lay 120 eggs in a year,” Suresh Bhosle, Nasik farmers told 5m Publishing.
“We give all the details how to keep the birds after the sale; one has to follow feed pattern which is given to birds at the time of sale,” Mr Suliaman added.
The cost of a pair of Spanish chicken cost around $160 and has a maximum weight of 500 to 800g.
Kisan 2014 saw participation of 125,000 people during the five-day event and over 398 companies participated in the show.