25 June 2023, New Delhi: The Guncari birds were developed through a selection and breeding program from a wide base stock of indigenous Guinea fowl. These birds are improved for high disease resistance and better growth rate. Three varieties of Guncari birds viz. Kadambari, Swetambari, and Chitambari are available for commercial utilization. It is a hardy bird, suitable for any agro-climatic condition. There is no requirement for elaborate and expensive housing. It has excellent foraging capabilities and consumes all non-conventional feed not used in chicken feeding. It is more tolerant to mycotoxins. The hard eggshell provides minimum breakage and long-keeping quality. Guinea fowl meat is rich in vitamins and low in cholesterol.
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