Growth and Carcass Traits of Burgundy Fawn, Flemish Giant and New Zealand White Rabbits and their Crosses

DOI: 10.18805/ijar.B-1116    | Article Id: B-1116 | Page : 609-613
Citation :- Growth and Carcass Traits of Burgundy Fawn, Flemish Giant and New Zealand White Rabbits and their Crosses.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2021.(55):609-613
O. Derewicka, D. Maj, S. Pałka, J. Bieniek olga.derewicka@urk.edu.pl
Address : Department of Genetics, Animal Breeding and Ethology, Faculty of Animal Sciences, University of Agriculture in Krakow, al. Mickiewicza 24/28, 30-059 Krakow, Poland.
Submitted Date : 11-03-2019
Accepted Date : 24-12-2019

Abstract

The aim of the study was to determine the effect of genotypes on the growth and slaughter traits of Burgundy Fawn (BF), Flemish Giant (FG) and New Zealand White (NZW) rabbits and their crosses. Body weight was recorded from birth to slaughter on the 84th day of life. On the 84thday of life, significantly smaller body weight was recorded in pure bred NZW rabbits (2116 g), while the body weights of purebred FG rabbits (2957 g) were significantly heavier than rabbits with other genotypes. The highest dressing out percentage was obtained for BF rabbits and for BF × FG crosses. It was found that crossing of BF or NZW females with FG males results in a high final body weight and dressing out percentage; therefore, such crossing should be recommended for the production of slaughter rabbits.

Keywords

Carcass traits Crossbreeding Growth Rabbit Rearing indices

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