Thursday, May 5, 2011

Poultry - Kerala (India) (Engl)

An exclusive Documentary on the various exotic and indigenous Breeds of Poultry.

India is endowed with naturally diverse plant and animal genetic resources. India
and the neighbouring countries have been referred to as the original home of Red
Jungle fowl (Gallus gallus Linn.). The present-day domestic fowl is believed to have
descended from the Red Jungle Fowl. Archeological evidence suggests that
domesticated chickens existed in China 8,000 years ago. The earliest evidence of
domestication of fowl in India is from Mohenjodaro. Accounts of cock fighting in India from 3000 years ago indicate that chicken have been part of the culture for a long time.

There is substantial evidence to show that these birds moved through Middle-East to
Europe and gave rise to present day European breeds, about 2000 years ago. It has
been documented from extensive survey that there are 20 indigenous (desi) breeds in

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