Evaluation of growth and reproductive traits of Nigerian local chicken and exotic chicken

DOI: 10.5958/0976-0555.2015.00046.1    | Article Id: B-231 | Page : 155-160
Citation :- Evaluation of growth and reproductive traits of Nigerian local chicken and exotic chicken.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2015.(49):155-160
H.M. Ndofor-Foleng*, Vivian Oleforuh-Okoleh, G.A. Musongong, J. Ohageni and U. E. Duru
Address : Department of Animal Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.

Abstract

An experiment was carried out to evaluate some reproductive and growth traits of Nigerian indigenous light ecotype and exotic chicken for possible egg and meat-type chicken development. This study was undertaken to contribute to the genetic improvement of the Nigerian indigenous chicken by crossing with an exotic egg type strain Isa Brown. The birds were arranged in 3 breeding groups: BG1 (Local cocks (EC) X Exotic females (EF)), BG2 (exotic cocks (EC) X local females (LF)) and BG3 (local cocks (LC) X local females (LF)). The hens were subjected to natural mating and eggs laid were collected according to breeding groups and hatched. The offsprings that were generated were used for growth performance studies. Data collected were subjected to analysis of variance. Results indicated significant (P

Keywords

Body weight Exotic Fertility Hatchability Indigenous.

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