Issue Date: May 15, 1998
in front of a poultry firm in district Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh ( mp ), a board catches the eye. With a furious looking photograph of a black chicken, it declares: "Kadaknath, pride of Madhya Pradesh." It is, literally. Even the flesh, bone and skin of the species known as Kadaknath is black. Local people call it kala mans (black meat). This variety is unique to Jhabua.