Breeds of Indigenous Chicken

Indigenous chicken is a name used to refer to chicken, that are adapted to harsh environmental conditions that include extensive, small-scale village, free range and organic production systems. Also referred to as traditional, scavenging, backyard, village, local or family chicken.



Over the last 20 years, KARI now KARLO-Non Ruminant Institute has specialized in selection, breeding and marketing of indigenous chicken “breeds” suited to such production systems.