The multi-colour table chicken

  • The droppings of the ‘multi-colour table chicken’ can be used for biogas or as organic fertilizer. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The droppings of the ‘multi-colour table chicken’ can be used for biogas or as organic fertilizer. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute says the ‘multi-colour table chicken’ is suited to the Bangladeshi environment, with a death rate of only 1.5 percent. The cost of raising the breed is also comparatively low. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute says the ‘multi-colour table chicken’ is suited to the Bangladeshi environment, with a death rate of only 1.5 percent. The cost of raising the breed is also comparatively low. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute says the ‘multi-colour table chicken’ is suited to the Bangladeshi environment, with a death rate of only 1.5 percent. The cost of raising the breed is also comparatively low. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute says the ‘multi-colour table chicken’ is suited to the Bangladeshi environment, with a death rate of only 1.5 percent. The cost of raising the breed is also comparatively low. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute says the flavour of the ‘multi-colour table chicken’ is comparable to that of domestic poultry. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute says the flavour of the ‘multi-colour table chicken’ is comparable to that of domestic poultry. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute says the flavour of the ‘multi-colour table chicken’ is comparable to that of domestic poultry. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute says the flavour of the ‘multi-colour table chicken’ is comparable to that of domestic poultry. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The ‘multi-colour table chicken’ breed unveiled by the Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute can grow to 975 gm or 1 kilogram in size within eight weeks. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The ‘multi-colour table chicken’ breed unveiled by the Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute can grow to 975 gm or 1 kilogram in size within eight weeks. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The ‘multi-colour table chicken’ breed unveiled by the Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute can grow to 975 gm or 1 kilogram in size within eight weeks. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The ‘multi-colour table chicken’ breed unveiled by the Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute can grow to 975 gm or 1 kilogram in size within eight weeks. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Though it looks much like the regular domestic chicken, the newly unveiled ‘multi-colour table chicken’ has more meat, according to the Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Though it looks much like the regular domestic chicken, the newly unveiled ‘multi-colour table chicken’ has more meat, according to the Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi