Marayur: A rooster was offered a whopping Rs 1.5 lakh during an exhibition of Parrot Beak Long Tail Aseel Chicken held at Ayyalur in Dindigul district. However, the owner of the cockerel did not sell the bird despite being offered a stunning price.
The exhibition was organised by Tamil Nadu Aseel Organisation. A total of 452 roosters belonging to various varieties of the rooster such as Mayil Karuppu (black and yellow), Kagam (black and red), Karum Keeri/Senkeeri (black/red dotted) and Kokku Vellai (white) were seen in the exhibition.
The office-bearers of the organisation said that they conduct the exhibitions in order to protect the classic breed of roosters which are on the verge of extinction. The high quality breed roosters existed until eight years ago are disappearing gradually. The exhibition in Ayyalur is conducted for the second time to protect them.
Mayil variety of rooster owned by a person named Nritham Gandhi was offered upto Rs 1.5 lakh, but he did not sell it. He had bought the rooster from another person Komappetty Chinnappan for Rs 90,000 a few months ago.
A Bengaluru native had bought a rooster of Mayil variety for Rs 1.5 lakh in the exhibition held last year and sold it for Rs 3 lakh to an Oman citizen. Many Parrot Beak Long Tail Aseel roosters were offered attractive prices ranging from Rs 20,000 to Rs 1 lakh during this year’s show.
The best type of roosters were gifted with gold and silver coins. All persons who arrived with the roosters to take part in the exhibition were distributed certificates. Roosters from Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal participated in the show this time.