Characteristics and benefits of Rainbow Rooster/Kuroiler.
The birds mature between 3-4 months and attain an average of 2 Kgs live weight. This enables a farmer to sell the birds for meat or sell the roosters and keep the hens for egg production. The hens will start laying at 5 months of age when it is 2.5 Kgs. The farmer therefore can keep 3-4 batches in a year enabling one to have predictable income.
The birds come in all colors i.e. black, white, and barred, crele, Red, and black-tailed red. Apart from beauty, this will help in camouflage to avoid predators. When they are ready for market they can be sold as kienyeji hence more market for the finished product.
Camouflage from predators
Aesthetics – beautiful like a rainbow
Resembles kienyeji hence enjoy the same market
High Disease Resistance.
The breed is selected for diseases resistance and the parent stock at the farm undergoes a comprehensive vaccination program that ensures that the resistance is passed on to the offspring as well as ensuring that the offspring is diseases free.
All birds are vaccinated against Marek’s on day one and we provide a vaccination program to be followed attached on every box delivered.
Our technical team is always available 24/7 to guide our farmers on bio-security and vaccination.
Very low mortality
Low production (medication and veterinary fees) and marketing costs
Attains expected growth on time
High meat and egg production.
Peace of mind to the farmer.
Higher profit margins
Suitable for free-range.
The bird has the ability to scavenge and look for food such as insects, worms, and vegetation. This makes it suitable for backyard farming and the farmer can feed a reduced amount of commercial feeds and allow it to free-range and only provide night shelter. This will reduce the cost of feeding and give the birds yellow skin and yellow yolk which makes the meat and eggs tastier.
Reduce costs of feeds
Produce tastier meat and eggs
Makes farming easy.
Due to its hardy nature, the birds can be brooded with local simple equipment, the hosing can be made of locally available materials, and its ability to thrive with low-cost rations combined with free-ranging means that input cost is reduced hence the profit margin is increased.
Low feeding costs
Low startup capital
Suitable for high production of meat and eggs.
The bird is dual purpose meaning that the sex ratio is 1:1. Depending on the farmers’ preference the males can be sold for meat and the hens kept for egg production. Or both sexes sold for meat at 4 months.
The hen 1st production cycle takes 8 months then 3-4 weeks of molting before another cycle
The female produces 160 – 180 eggs in the 1st cycle, thus able to produce 220 eggs in one year.
The hen does not get broody hence lays more eggs, thus no time lost on brooding hence optimized production.
The farmer can tap in either meat market or egg market.
At the end of the lay, the hens are sold for meat.
The male is sold at 4 months and one is able to get money to either bring a new batch or sustain the hens to point of lay.
Low fat so healthy and tasty!
Due to 3-4 month growth period, the meat is of medium texture and sweet to taste especially when dry-fried and cooks faster than the kienyeji.
Generally, chicken meat is categorized as white meat and considered healthier compared to others. It also has lower fat levels. The demand for poultry is constantly increasing hence the ready market for poultry products.
High demand for poultry products
Good health for the farmer and his or her clients and family
Improved Kienyeji maturity
Mature between 4 to 6 months. Their mortality rate is low (Less than 2%).
When managed as meat birds, the rainbow rooster/kuroiler will attain the average weight of 2kgs in 8 weeks under commercial feeds. At 8 weeks, birds will have consumed 4.9 kgs of feed. Under scavenging conditions, the rainbow roosters' growth rate is a bit slower, with the bird attaining the weight of 1.3kgs in 9 weeks. The average meat production is 3kgs for cocks and 1.9 to 2.2 kgs for hens,
Rainbow rooster/Kuroiler egg production
When managed as a layer, with commercial feeds, birds will lay 160-180 eggs in 72 weeks (16 months). The layers start laying at 160 days (5 months). At the end of the lay, the bird's weight is about 3kgs. The average egg weight is 60 grams. Rainbow roosters will start laying at 5 months and lay continuously for 10 months