The Black hen also called Kadaknath/ Karinkozhi is an Indian breed of chicken. is local to the Madhya Pradesh area, where it is known as "Kali masi",
Weight: 1.8kg-2 kg
Karinkozhi meat is unique as it is black in color and has several medicinal properties to cure various ailments. In recent times the popularity of Karinkozhi is growing mainly because of the taste combined with medicinal values-The meat is black in color due to the large melanin content, a genetic condition called "Fibromelanosis". Research has shown that the species has lower cholesterol than normally available white chicken and also contain high levels of essential amino acids as well as hormones that are required by the human body.
Behaviour and Temperament:
The Kadaknath is popular for its adaptability and its grey-black meat,
which is believed to infuse vigour. Its colour is caused by Melanin. The breed is considered to have originated from the Kathiwar Alirajapur jungles in Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh.
They weigh 1.8–2 kg (4.0–4.4 lb) and the hens 1.2–1.5 kg (2.6–3.3 lb).
Kadaknath hens' eggs are brown with a slightly pink tint;
they are poor setters and rarely hatch their own brood. Eggs weigh an average of 30–35 g (1.1–1.2 oz).
Kadaknath birds are grey-black all over and have gold plumage with greenish iridescence. The greyish black colour is present in the legs and toenails, beak, tongue, comb and wattles; even the meat, bones and organs have grey colouration.
Various Categories: Silkie, Ayyam Cemani