Indigenous Breed of poultry of Nepal

Indigenous Poultry breeds of Nepal are:

 

Sakini:

Shakini is the principal chicken breed in the country. They are hardy and dual purpose suitable for meat (reputed for delicious meat) and eggs. They are found throughout the country. They have been characterized on phenotypic level. They are normal and are not at risk from conservation point of view. The local Shakini breed of poultry is a small in body size, different feather colour, and hardy in nature. The egg production capacity is 70 to 80 /year. The average adult body weight is 1.5 to 2.0 kg.

 

Ghanti Khuile:

Ghanti Khuile chicken is hardy and dual purpose suitable for meat and eggs. They are hardy and good for scavenging condition. They are found throughout the country. Their population is very low and need conservation attention. The Ghanti Khuile breed of poultry is a typical bird with few feathers in neck, different feather color, and hardy in nature, noted for delicacy of meat. The egg production capacity is 60 to 80 /year. The average adult body weight of male is 1.6 and female is 1.30 kg.

 

Dumse (Puwank Ulte):

Dumse chicken is hardy and dual purpose suitable for meat and eggs. They have ruffled feathers. They are found throughout the country in a smaller number. They are rarely found and need immediate conservation attention. The Puwankh Ulte breed of poultry is a typical bird with outward growth of the feathers. The average adult body weight of male is 1.0 and female is 0.9 kg.


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