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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(4): 1304-1312
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.154


Phenotypic Characterization of Indigenous Chicken of Belagaum Division of Karnataka State, India
G. Veeranna Gowda*, Jayanaik, C. S. Nagaraja, M. Veeregowda,
N. Krishnamurthy, R. Jayashree, A. M. Kotresh, Mahadevappa D. Gouri and D. M. Basavarajaiah
Veterinary College, Shivamogga, Karnataka Veterinary,Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Bidar, Karnataka, India -577204
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study was undertaken to characterize the indigenous chicken of Belagaum division of Karnataka State, based on some phenotypic traits. The study included two parts I. Survey study and II. Evaluation under farm conditions. In the survey study a total of eight hundred and ten birds (810), 270 males and 540 females, mature indigenous chicken were randomly sampled from the study area and in the evaluation under farm conditions a total of one hundred and sixty birds (160), 24 males and 136 females from each district were selected for morphological characterization. The study covered three districts (Bijapur, Belagaum and Dharawad). The parameters included feather morphology, feather distribution, plumage colour, primary plumage pattern, secondary plumage pattern, skin colour, shank colour, ear lobe colour, comb type and colour and eye colour as per NBAGR proforma. The most predominant feather type, plumage colour, skin colour, shank colour, comb type, ear lobe colour were normal feather (94.44 %), brown plumage (29.26%), yellow skin (95.45%), yellow shank (88.69 %), single comb (73.42 % ), brown eye colour (56.10 %) and red ear lobe (100%) in field conditions and in farm conditions it was normal feather (92.15%), brown plumage (34.44%), yellow skin (93.87%), yellow shank (87.37%), single comb (83.28%), brown eye colour (57.55%) and red ear lobe (100%) .The study revealed that most of the parameters measured revealed distinctive variations among the birds of three districts of Belagaum division, providing the basis for further characterization of indigenous chicken; therefore further study can be concentrated towards selection for qualitative traits of interest and conservation of these breeds for future poultry development.


Keywords: Characterization, Indigenous chicken, Morphological characters
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Veeranna Gowda, B. G., Jayanaik, C. S. Nagaraja, M. Veeregowda, T. N. Krishnamurthy, R. Jayashree, A. M. Kotresh, Mahadevappa D. Gouri and Basavarajaiah, D. M. 2020. Phenotypic Characterization of Indigenous Chicken of Belagaum Division of Karnataka State, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(4): 1304-1312. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.154