EVALUATION OF EGG QUALITY OF CROSSBRED CHICKENS REARED UNDER BACKYARD FARMING IN TARAI AREAS OF UTTARANCHAL*

Article Id: ARCC3214 | Page : 216 - 219
Citation :- EVALUATION OF EGG QUALITY OF CROSSBRED CHICKENS REARED UNDER BACKYARD FARMING IN TARAI AREAS OF UTTARANCHAL*.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2007.(41):216 - 219
C.S. Gupta, Ashok Kumar, R. Arya, M. Patel, A.K. Ghosh and Jyoti Palod
Address : Department of Livestock Production and Management, C.V.A. Sc. G. B. P.U.A. and T., Pantnagar, Uttaranchal - 263 145, India

Abstract

A study was undertaken for evaluation of egg quality traits in Kadaknath (K) x Brown
Cornish (BC), Aseel (A) x BC, A x Rhode Island Red (RIR) and K x RIR crossbred chickens under
backyard poultry rearing in six villages of Udham Singh Nagar district in Tarai areas of Uttaranchal.
All the egg quality traits viz., egg weight, shell weight, shell thickness, shape index, albumen
volume, albumen weight, albumen index, Haugh unit, yolk volume, yolk weight and yolk index
statistically differed significantly among crossbred groups, except shape index. The A x RIR
crossbred was superior to other crossbreds in albumen index (0.079), Haugh unit (70.22), egg
weight (56.27g) and yolk index (0.425). Results indicated that the eggs obtained from A x RIR
crossbred had better egg quality as compared to other three crossbreds, reared under backyard
system.

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