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by ruchita last modified Jan 22, 2014 12:09 PM

Mar 15, 2013

Native Tract

Distributed in the Vizianagram district (Bobli region) and adjoining parts of Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh bordering Odisha.



  • Plumage colour: mainly brown followed by black. Cocks have shining bluish black feathers on wings, breast, tail and thighs. The neck is darker compared to the rest of the body.
  • Wattles are absent.
  • Comb is red, pea type and compressed.
  • Spur is long and sharp in cocks and small in hens.
  • Average Weight:
    -Cocks: 3.12 kg
    -Hens: 2.22 kg.
  • Average age at first laying cycle: 6-8 months.
  • Number of eggs laid in one egg laying cycle of 15-20 days: 8 - 12.
  • Annual egg production: 25 - 35.
  • Average egg weight: 46.16 gms.

Cultural / Economic Significance

The Danki is basically used as a fighter bird.