India to commercially breed red jungle fowl

INDIA - The Himachal Pradesh government is mulling a plan to promote the breeding of a rare and colourful bird in private poultry farms across the hill state. With strikingly colourful plumes and a majestic red comb, the red jungle fowl is an endangered species found in the mid hills of the state. "We have decided to commercially breed the red jungle fowl by providing them to private entrepreneurs," said Forest and Wildlife Minister Ram Lal Thakur.
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