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by ruchita last modified Jan 22, 2014 12:13 PM

Mar 15, 2013

Native Tract

Found in the Kolar district, and adjoining locations of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.


  • The plumage colour is mainly brown, followed by black. The colour pattern is usually patchy in males and spotted in females.
  • Shining bluish black feathers are found on the breast, tail and thighs of cocks. The neck is covered with golden feathers.
  • Wattles are absent.
  • Comb is red and pea or single type.
  • Spur is short in cocks.
  • Average adult body weight
    -Cock: 2.16 ± 0.25 kg
    -Hens: 1.43 ± 0.81 kg.
  • Average age at first laying cycle: 5–7 months.
  • Number of eggs laid in one egg laying cycle of 20-26 days: 15–20.
  • Annual egg production: 45–60.
  • Average egg weight: 40.25 ± 2.39gms.

Cultural / Economic Significance

It is a breed reared mainly by the nomads of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The birds are maintained largely for eggs and/or game purposes and reared in a backyard farming system. The hens are fairly good layers.