Comparative evaluation of various traits of PB-2 x Indigenous and Dahlem red chicken under intensive system of rearing
N Kalita, N Pathak and M Ahmed
An experiment was conducted in the poultry farm of AICRP on Poultry Breeding, Directorate of Research (Vety.), Assam Agricultural University, Khanapara, Guwahati-22 to study the comparative evaluation of various traits of PB-2 x Indigenous and Dahlem Red bird. A total of 1460 chicks were hatched out from both the flocks during the period from January’2013 to March’2013 which was utilized for the research work for different traits. To study the egg quality traits a total of 100 eggs were collected randomly from each of the flock. For carcass traits 40 adult chicken of 10 months old and 10 in either sex from both the flocks were taken. The results obtained are recorded as age at sexual maturity, egg production up to 40 and 52 weeks and egg weight at 40 weeks and 52 weeks in both the flocks. Among the egg quality traits shape index, albumin index, yolk index, Haugh unit and shell thickness were recorded. In the carcass characteristic traits the weight of different body parts were taken.