They are of two types:
1. Indigenous (Desi) breeds:
These include Aseel, Chittagong, Ghagus and Busra.
Although these are small and do not lay too many eggs at a time, they have natural immunity against common diseases.
2. Exotic breeds (Improved):
They are as follows:
American breeds; such as Plymouth rock Wyandotte, Rhode Island red and New Hampshire.
English breeds such as Sussex, Cornish, red caps, etc.
Mediterranean Class ‘such as leghorns’ white leghorns, Minorca, etc.