Mahendra Singh Dhoni is set to farm famous black ‘Kadaknath’ chickens at his organic poultry unit as the former Indian cricket team’s captain has ordered for 2,000 chicks.
Introduction to Kadaknath Chicken Breed:- Kadaknath is one of the rarest poultry breeds of India which is native to Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh (MP), India. Basically, Kadaknath breed is popular for its black meat and known as BMC (black meat chicken). Kadaknath chicken breed is famous for its meat quality, texture and taste. The demand for Kadaknath chicken is growing day by day and spread across most of the Indian states due to their excellent medicinal values. Especially these birds bear great medicinal value in homeopathy and useful in treating a particular nervous disorder. Basically, Kadaknath chickens are mainly reared by tribal communities in Bhil and Bhilala in the districts Jhabua and Dhar in the state of Madhya Pradesh(MP).
There are 3 different breeds of Black Meat Chicken (BMC) is available in the world.
- Kadaknath – Native to Madhya Pradesh, India.
- Silkie – Native to China.
- Ayyam Cemani – Native to Indonesia.
The birds currently go for Rs2,000 to Rs 2,500 a piece and you will have to shell out Rs 50 per egg. The chicken’s black meat is priced between Rs 700- Rs 1,000 per kilogram