A new layer chicken breed has been invented by the Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, according to reports.

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The BLRI-1 breed is the result of research on Japanese breeds Pure Line and Selective Breeding. "The new breed is more productive than imported ones," said BLRI Director General Khan Shahidul Haque. "It will be able to reduce foreign dependence in the poultry industry." BLRI-1 is expected to lay roughly 292 eggs per year and should be less prone to disease, as it was bred to be suited to Bangladesh's climate, said researchers.