CARCASS AND EGG CHARACTERISTICS OF INDIGENOUS CHICKEN OF KASHMIR (KASHMIR FAVORELLA)

Article Id: ARCC1597 | Page : 194-196
Citation :- CARCASS AND EGG CHARACTERISTICS OF INDIGENOUS CHICKEN OF KASHMIR (KASHMIR FAVORELLA).Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2009.(43):194-196
S. Iqbal, Z. A. Pampori* and D. Hasin
Address : Division of Veterinary Physiology Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology, Alusteng, Srinagar, Kashmir – 190006, India.

Abstract

The indigenous chicken of Kashmir thrives at an altitude of 1500 to 2000 meters amsl. The
carcass characteristics of both sexes and egg quality were evaluated in the native chicken. Twenty
adult cock and hen were procured from different places of Kashmir known for indigenous chicken
rearing. Birds were slaughtered by halal method; scalding temperature of 62-630C did work
optimally for 1.5 minutes for cock and 55 seconds for hen. The average live weight was 1.72 ±
0.04 kg and 1.25 ± 0.02 kg for cock and hen respectively, which differed significantly (P< 0.01)
between the two sexes. Dressing percentage of 70.11 ± 0.66 for cock and 63.80 ± 1.59 for hen
were significantly different (P 0.01). There was no significat difference in blood and feather
percentage whereas the carcass yields did differ significantly (P<0.01) between the two sexes
except for wings. The fresh eggs procured revealed average weight of 46.06 ± 0.48 g, length 5.33
± 0.09cm, breadth 3.92 ± 0.02cm, albumen 56.46%, yolk 33.68% and shell 9.83% that were
comparable with the Indian Standards for eggs.

Keywords

Kashmir Indigenous chicken Carcass character Egg quality

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