Growth, efficiency and body conformation traits of Hansli breed of Odisha under intensive management system
B Nandi, L Samal, N C Behura, GD Nayak and DP Das
A study was conducted to evaluate the performance of Hansli breed of Odisha up to 20 weeks of age under intensive management system. Eight hundred forty-seven (847) birds were used for this study. Body weight was recorded bi-weekly and feed consumption was recorded daily. The body conformational traits were measured at 8th, 12th, 16th and 20th week of age. The 8th, 16th and 20th week body weight of male and female birds were 499.55g and 396.42g, 1249.56g and 979.57g and 1788.26g and 1280.41g, respectively. Heritability for 12th, 16th and 20th week body weights were 0.990, 0.493 and 0.229, respectively. The production efficiency factors at 8th, 16th and 20th weeks were 14.83, 13.16 and 12.85, respectively. The cumulative feed conversion ratios at 8th, 16th and 20th weeks were 4.52, 6.59 and 7.38, respectively. All recorded linear body measurements were higher in male birds than the female birds.