Peruvian Veterinary Institute for Tropical and High Altitude Research. FAO expert B. F. Stephens (UK) (standing holding two birds) with other experts at the Institute's Huancayo high altitude farm. Mr. Stephens is holding a Rhode Island Red and a Barred Plymouth Rock. The man standing next to him has a Brown Leghorn. The other two men are holding a Light Sussex (dark tail feathers) and a White Lehgorn. These five different "grandparent stock" birds are important for breeding purposes. Old third generation birds are used commercially. - - FAO/UNDP Project. The Peruvian Veterinary Institute for Tropical and High Altitude Research was set up by the Peruvian government, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), which aided with financing, and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, which supplied technical experts. The Institute makes extensive studies in the breeding of poultry under conditions that are normally considered unfavorable for chicken raising. Llamas, alpacas and vicunas and are also studied here.