Rare European chicken breeds auctioned off in Bahrain

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Rare breeds of European hens were the focus of a recent auction in Bahrain, drawing poultry breeders in the kingdom and other Gulf countries.

Nineteen pairs of different breeds were sold during the event, which made its debut in Bahrain last month, according to manager of the Bahrain Poultry Auction Mohammed Khalaf.

A pair of the Russian Orloff hens fetched the highest bid of 300 Bahraini dinars at the auction, Khalaf told Al Balad newspaper.