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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(5): 3370-3376
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.394


Evaluation of Juvenile Growth, Feed Efficiency and Body Conformation Traits of Native × CSFL Crossbred Chicken under Intensive System of Rearing
Shyam Sundar Pandey1, Nrusingha Charan Behura1, Lipismita Samal1*, Prasad Kumar Pati2 and Ganga Dhara Nayak3
1Department of Poultry Science
2Department of Livestock Products and Technology
3Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar-751003, Odisha, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A study was conducted to evaluate the performance of Native × CSFL F1 crossbred chicks up to 8 weeks of age under intensive management system. Ninety (90) chicks were used for this study. Body weight and feed intake were recorded weekly. The body conformation traits were measured at 6th and 8th weeks of age. The 8th week body weight of males and females were 1016.97±45.13g and 830.33±19.64g respectively. The weekly feed conversion ratio (FCR) increased progressively from 1.50±0.08 at 1st week to 4.38±0.89 at 8th week of age. The 8th week cumulative FCR was 3.23±0.15. At 6th week of age, all recorded linear body measurements were higher in male chicks than the female chicks except body girth. At 8th week of age, body girth, shank length, shank width and head width were significantly (P≤0.05) higher in male chicks than that of female chicks. From this study, it was concluded that the Native × CSFL F1 crossbred chickens could be reared profitably under intensive system of management because of its high 8th week body weight and low FCR. Further, the cross being developed using local native germplasm, the birds could thrive and perform better in local climatic conditions in rural small scale farming.


Keywords: Crossbred chicken, Growth performance, Body conformation traits, Intensive system
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Shyam Sundar Pandey, Nrusingha Charan Behura, Lipismita Samal, Prasad Kumar Pati and Ganga Dhara Nayak. 2018. Evaluation of Juvenile Growth, Feed Efficiency and Body Conformation Traits of Native × CSFL Crossbred Chicken under Intensive System of Rearing.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(5): 3370-3376. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.394