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by ruchita last modified Jan 22, 2014 12:15 PM

Mar 15, 2013

Native Tract

These are native to the Chittoor district, and adjoining regions of Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh.


  • The common plumage colour is bluish black but brown birds are also noticed. The colour pattern is generally patchy in males and spotted in females.
  • Cocks possess shining golden feathers on the neck and wings.
  • Legs are proportionately longer.
  • Wings are dorsally set revealing thighs enveloped with smooth feathers.
  • Wattles are absent.
  • Comb is red, pea type and compressed.
  • Spur is small in size.
  • Average adult weight:
    -Cock is 2.48 ± 0.13 kg
    -Hen is 1.85 ± 0.10 kg.
  • Average age at first laying cycle: 6-8 months.
  • Number of eggs laid in one egg laying cycle of 15-25 days: 9-14.
  • Annual egg production: 30-40.
  • Average egg weight: 42.91 ± 1.94 gms.


Cultural / Economic Significance

The birds are reared in the backyard farming system primarily for meat.