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Why Heritage Chicken Breeds are so Expensive in the Philippines

Why Heritage Chicken Breeds are so Expensive in the Philippines

Chickens
In the past couple of weeks, we are receiving a number of questions through phone and social media asking why Rhode Island Red (RIR), Barred Plymouth Rock (BPR), and Black Australorp (BA) chicks are very expensive and it is always hard to explain via phone or through private messages on Facebook. So, in this article, we are going to explain in detail why the price of heritage chicken breeds is too high compared to those native breeds and hybrids like Kabir, SASSO, Hubbard, Dominant CZ, and others. Before we continue, the current price of RIR dark mahogany (non-show type) day-old chicks in Luzon is around ₱230.00 to ₱280.00, while the production type RIR is from ₱130 to ₱150 (Dominant Red). Black Australorp is around ₱150 to ₱180 while Barred Rock is around ₱150 on average. For beginn...