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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(12): 1562-1567
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.187


Performance of the Production Characteristics of the Reciprocal Crosses of Native Chicken of Kerala and N Strain (IWN) of White Leghorn
Harikrishnan*, Binoj Chacko, P. Anitha, Beena C. Jospeh,
Anilkumar and Joseph Mathew
College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A study was conducted at All India Co-ordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Poultry for Eggs, Mannuthy centre, Kerala, to evaluate the production characteristics of the reciprocal crosses of native chicken of Kerala with N strain (IWN) of White Leghorn. Based on the results of crossbreds, significantly (p<0.05) higher number of eggs with early sexual maturity was observed for the progeny of the birds with IWN as sire and native chicken as dam (ND 1) than its reciprocal cross (DN 1). The performance of the crossbreds with respect to egg weight, livability and egg quality traits (shell thickness and yolk colour score) were comparable. The major egg shell colour observed for both the crossbreds was tinted followed by white and brown. Haugh unit score was found better for ND 1 birds. Based on the results, it can be concluded that ND 1 birds were superior to DN 1 birds in case of production traits. However, field trials have to be conducted to confirm the present results under backyard conditions.


Keywords: Crossbreds, Backyard, Egg quality, Haugh unit
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Harikrishnan, S., Binoj Chacko, P. Anitha, Beena C. Jospeh, K. Anilkumar and Joseph Mathew. 2019. Performance of the Production Characteristics of the Reciprocal Crosses of Native Chicken of Kerala and N Strain (IWN) of White Leghorn.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(12): 1562-1567. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.187