Ziwani Breeds of Chicken
At Ziwani Poultry we now have an additional five different chicken breeds into our breeds, they can be reared as kienyeji chicken in a free range setting or commercially.
They are dual purpose but are better for eggs as they lay more eggs than any of the other Kienyeji breeds that we have in Kenya; better than KARI or Kuroiler.
Our new breeds lay over 290 eggs per year at 78 weeks of age and feed commercial feeds. They also lay a good number of eggs in a free range setting >250.
The Breeds are:- Ziwani SUSSEX, Ziwani BARRED SUSSEX, Ziwani TINTED, Ziwani RED TRICOLOR and Ziwani BLACK. They are attractive coloured breeds that can be reared commercially, small scale and free range production conditions. This breed are results of cross breeding world known laying breeds of chicken; Rhode Island Red, White Leghorn, Light Sussex and Barred Plymouth Rock. They were crossed with mainly the Barred/Tricolor Male. Click each breed above for more information about it; eggs production, feeds consumption, chicken and egg weight, egg shell colour etc ….
All of the F1 can be sexed either by colour or feathers for easy segregation of day old hen and cockerel chicks.
The strategy of the selection is to support the Kienyeji industry; the adaptability, flexibility and robustness in the breeds for the village conditions.
We have the parent stock, therefore the farmer will be getting F1 from Ziwani Poultry.
We are only selling Day old chicks in the above breeds at a very friendly cost of Ksh100 each for strain run (as they come from the incubator) or Ksh120 for sexed chicks, therefore is you want to select the number of females and males the cost would be Ksh120 ($1.2).