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A rooster weighing eight kilos is drawing crowds at the Nairobi International Trade Fair.

This is almost the weight of a dik-dik antelope and twice the size of a normal rooster.

Kukuchic company sales person Nathan Koech said the 11-month rainbow rooster is worth Sh2,000 to Sh3,000 while a four-month broiler goes for about Sh1,000.

“The rainbow rooster is a dual-purpose breed and an average rooster weighs between 8-10kgs,” he said.

The breed is originally from India.

Koech said such weight is not ideal for natural fertilisation as the rooster might hurt the hen.

He said they do artificial insemination.

“At five months the rooster is ready for the market,” Koech said.

He said they have 20,000 roosters at the Eldoret-based company and they also sell a day-old chicks at Sh100 each. Unfertilised egg costs Sh15.

Koech urged farmers to rear poultry.

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