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MP’s Kadaknath Introduced in City Poultry Farm

by 5m Editor
5 January 2012, at 7:08am

CHANDIGARH, INDIA - A rare poultry bird, indigenous to Madhya Pradesh, has been recently introduced in the Central Poultry Development Organisation (northern region), Chandigarh.

Popularly known as Kadaknath, the black jungle fowl is an aphrodisiac and has medicinal values too.

According to The Times of India, presently 500 birds have been brought from Madhya Pradesh for the organization.

Talking about the special breed, the director, Central Poultry Development Organisation (northern region), Ravi Kumar said, "We have brought these birds from Madhya Pradesh. Their flesh is black and the meat is beneficial in treating infertility, lack of haemoglobin and lactation problem in mothers."

This bird breeds easily and does not require any special care as it is native to our country and conditions. "Our farm is experimenting to find out if the bird can be raised in Punjab and Chandigarh," said Mr Kumar.