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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(5): 2156-2165
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.251


Comparative Assessment on Performance of Aseel and Kadaknath in Hot and Humid Conditions in Tropics
M. Shanmathy*, J.S. Tyagi, M. Gopi, J. Mohan, P. Beulah and D. Ravi Kumar
ICAR-Central Avian Research Institute, Izatnagar-243 122(UP), India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Native birds are considered for cross breeding to develop thermal tolerance and free range varieties to address the adverse climatic conditions and welfare issues respectively. The present study was conducted to assess the performance of two Indigenous breeds Aseel and Kadaknath under hot and humid conditions. The two indigenous breeds were studied for various performance parameters for a period of 12 weeks under standard managemental conditions. Hatch weight was significant among the breeds and sex with Aseel recording higher weight (29.08 vs. 25.30). Significant (P<0.01) difference for weekly body weights and weekly body weight gain was observed between the two breeds. During the overall experimental period, Aseel had higher (P<0.01) body weight than Kadaknath. Aseel and Kadaknath weighed 637.99 and 437.58 g respectively at 12th week. Breed influence on feed intake was highly significant (P<0.01) for the first 8 weeks with Aseel recording higher feed intake. Feed intake for 4, 8 and 12th week in Aseel and Kadaknath were133 vs. 95, 381 vs.172, 504 vs 483 g/d respectively. FCR ranged between 2.26 to 10.51 for the birds during the experimental period. From the study it may be concluded that Aseel (males and females) had better production performance than the Kadaknath which can be used for crossbreeding.


Keywords: Kadaknath, Aseel, Hot-humid, Body weight, Feed efficiency
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Shanmathy, M., J.S. Tyagi, M. Gopi, J. Mohan, P. Beulah and Ravi Kumar, D. 2018. Comparative Assessment on Performance of Aseel and Kadaknath in Hot and Humid Conditions in Tropics.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(5): 2156-2165. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.251