New Delhi: Scientists have succeeded in developing new species of chickens.
The hen of this new species is named Vanashree.
The scientists who developed it believe that this new species of chickens will prove to be helpful in increasing the income of small farmers of india.
At the same time, scientists have also made it clear that the chickens of this new species are able to protect themselves from the dogs and cats but are also attractive to look at and its flesh is very bountiful and has much ability to lay eggs.
The Directorate of Poultry Research, Hyderabad, after years of research, released a new variety of hens with immunity to “Vanashree” farmers.
This variety has been developed in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana by crossing ‘Asil’ and chickens of a foreign breed.
The yellow-brown Vanashree is very aggressive and agile who is able to protect herself from dog and cat and does not miss an attack when given a chance.
Males of this species have long, long wings behind which they find quite attractive.
Scientist Dr. Chandan Paswan, who played an important role in the development of Vanashree, said that this species of hen is capable of laying 160 to 170 eggs annually.
Its leg and neck are very long and the weight increases with time.
Scientists have made this only for Indian farmers
The Vanashree, developed to house the backyard of farmers, does not require special attention or fodder.
They can feed themselves from open field when released in the morning.
On coming back in the evening, the farmers can feed the remaining food from their kitchen.
This variety becomes fertile within 159 days.
Dr. Paswan said that once the farmer has taken Vanashree Pal,
he does not need to buy the chick again.
He can increase his own poultry stock his home in a natural way.
Farmers who raise chickens for eggs have to raise new chickens after 52 to 60 weeks to obtain sufficient quantity of eggs,
otherwise the capacity of the other chickens is low and it becomes expensive to raise eggs whereas in Vanashree it is not.
18- 19 indigenous species of chickens – chickens have been identified and registered in the country, including Asil. Desi chickens lay an average of 50 to 60 eggs annually.
The team of scientists Santosh Hansi, U Rajkumar, U K Rajkumar, MK Padhi
and RN Chatterjee, who have played an important role in the development of Vanashree,
have increased the egg laying capacity by repeatedly crossing the Asil species.
Dr. Paswan said that Vanashree is very suitable in this phase of climate change.
Chickens of this species are favorable for Indian conditions
It is beneficial for farmers even in adverse conditions.
Its weight increases from 570 grams to a little over one kilo in eight to twelve weeks.
During twenty to forty weeks the weight of the male increases from two to three kg
and the weight of the female from one and a half to two kg.
Its meat is very tasty and its egg is brown in color, which has a higher price than normal eggs in the market.
The institute is supplying chickens to 26 states.
There is a huge demand for Vanashree among the farmers
but the institute is not able to produce chicks as per the demand.