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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(2): 101-105
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.013


Comparative Performance of Vanaraja, Gramapriya and Indigenous Desi Bird under Backyard System of Rearing in Jammu Province, India
P. Singh, D. Kachroo, N.P. Thakur, V. Khajuria, P. Kumar, Mahesh Kumar* and G. Kour
Block No. 3, Farming System Research Centre. SKUAST -Jammu, J&K, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The J&K is hilly state with rural and tribal masses keeping poultry as a tradition for their livelihood since time immemorial. They rear desi chicken with low egg and meat production in backyard system. For developing the rural poultry farming, improved backyard poultry birds rearing is of very important. The present study has been undertaken to evaluate production efficiency of three types of chicken varieties (Vanaraja, Gramapriya and local birds 100 each). Upto 60 weeks of age from September (2013-2016) at SKUAST- J. The improved varieties had significantly (P ≤ 0.01) higher body weight than the local chicken. Age of first egg was lower (P ≤ 0.05) in Gramapriya (173.00±1.35 day) as compared to Vanaraja (181.53±1.29 days) and desi birds (179.87±1.48 days). Gramapriya were considerably (P ≤ 0.05) more consistent layer among three, while Vanaraja was better (P ≤ 0.05) than local. Overall 65% hatchability was recorded. During the study period 14.5, 11.7 and 21.2 per cent mortality were recorded in Gramapriya, Vanaraja and local birds respectively. The backyard poultry system with improved birds provide a solution to food security to the rural masses paving a way for sustainable livestock production in India.


Keywords: Vanaraja, Gramapriya, backyard system, Egg production, Body weight, Hatchability, Mortality
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Singh, P., D. Kachroo, N.P. Thakur, V. Khajuria, P. Kumar, Mahesh Kumar and Kour, G. 2018. Comparative Performance of Vanaraja, Gramapriya and Indigenous Desi Bird under Backyard System of Rearing in Jammu Province, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(2): 101-105. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.013