EGG PRODUCTION POTENTIAL AND EGG QUALITY TRAITS OF BLACK ROCK, RED CORNISH AND VANARAJA CHICKEN REARED IN COASTAL CLIMATIC CONDITION OF ODISHA, INDIA

DOI: 10.5958/j.0976-0555.48.1.020    | Article Id: B-2484 | Page : 91-93
Citation :- EGG PRODUCTION POTENTIAL AND EGG QUALITY TRAITS OF BLACK ROCK, RED CORNISH AND VANARAJA CHICKEN REARED IN COASTAL CLIMATIC CONDITION OF ODISHA, INDIA.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2014.(48):91-93
D. Debata, B. Panigrahi, N. Panda*, C.R. Pradhan, S. Kanungo and P.K. Panda1 npandaouat@gmail.com
Address : Department of LPM, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Orissa Univ. Animal Technology, Bhubaneswar-751 003, India

Abstract

Hundred (100) day old straight run healthy chicks from three chicken breeds were randomly selected and kept for 40 weeks under standard managemental conditions in deep litter system.  Black Rock and Vanaraja attained sexual maturity earlier than Red Cornish. The egg production potential of Black Rock and Vanaraja was higher than Red Cornish.  No difference of fertility was seen among the three breeds but higher hatchability on total egg set basis and fertile egg set basis were seen in Black Rock and Vanaraja breeds in comparison to Red Cornish. Higher egg weight, albumin index and Haugh unit was seen in Red Cornish but no difference was seen between Vanaraja and Black Rock.

Keywords

Black Rock Egg production Egg quality Red Cornish Vanaraja.

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