ICBH introduction to our breeds!

ICBH Group breeding farms, breed with none other than the traditional Indigenous free-range chickens.

When we talk about indigenous chickens, this means they are the traditional original chickens that come from Africa, that got lost during the cross over to broilers and the big corporate chicken companies. The good old tasty farm yard / backyard chickens we all used to eat some good years back.

The ICBH Group has brought back those forgotten chickens that so many of us ate in the past. Customers retail trends are showing higher than ever, customers requesting free-range poultry products. Free-range chickens and eggs are healthy, nutritious and have a unique taste. 

ICBH Group has spent years cross breeding a few breeds from Africa, which has resulted in success,  sharing those fast growing, multipurpose chickens with ICBH Namibia, known as ROCO, POCO & HOCO and at the same time breed with well known Boschveld breed. 

It is always very important to buy day old chicks directly from our hatchery as the ICBH Namibia Hatchery and Breeding is closely monitored and audited by the ICBH Group, keeping to the highest standards implemented by the ICBH Group, which in turn results in good quality day old chicks and successful happy customers. 

(Read more about each breed under each drop bar)    

Knowing about breeds categories

Every breed has different qualities that make them unique, beyond just their primary use. Some have special feathers that let them survive in cold climates better. Others are great when it comes to foraging for their own food, some are good as egg layers and others for meat.

Traditional / indigenous breeds are chickens that come from a specific country or continent. Below we have listed a few of the popular breeds.

Pure Breeds

Ameraucana, Australorp. Barnevelder, Bantam, Brahma, Cornish, Cochins, Holland, Jersey Giant,  Lakenvelders, Leghorn, Malays, Marans,  New Hampshire, Orpingtons, Plymouth Rocks, Polish, Rhode Island Red, Sebright, Silkie, Wyandotte.

Cross Breeds 

Naked Neck, Venda, Ovambo, Potch Koekoek, Natal Game, Boschvelders, Roco, Poco

Hybrid Breeds

Hi-Line, Lohmann, Ross Broiler, Cobb Broiler