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Poultry Breeds in India

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This is about the varity of Poultry Breeds in India, Poultry Breeds for egg production, Poultry Breeds for meat production.

India is the birth place of fowls and the modern breeds of fowl originated from the wild jungle fowl of south and central India, where it is still present in its natural habitat.

The four types of jungle fowl are
Gallus gallus, it is a Red jungle fowl.
Gallus lafayetti, it is a Ceylon jungle fowl
Gallus sonnerati, it is a gray jungle fowl
Gallus varius, it is a Java jungle fowl

Gallus gallus, the Red jungle fowl is the original stock from which the domestic breeds have originated.

Domestic breeds are of two types.
Desi the indigenous breed in poultry,
Exotic, the improved poultry breed for egg and meat production.

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