REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE OF SOVIET CHINCHILLA AND GREY GIANT RABBITS REARED UNDER HOT HUMID CONDITIONS OF WEST BENGAL

Article Id: ARCC3250 | Page : 52 - 54
Citation :- REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE OF SOVIET CHINCHILLA AND GREY GIANT RABBITS REARED UNDER HOT HUMID CONDITIONS OF WEST BENGAL.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2006.(40):52 - 54
Nilotpal Ghosh, B.K. Sil* and L. Mandal
Address : Department of Animal Science, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia - 741 252, India

Abstract

Reproductive performance of Soviet Chinchilla and Grey Giant rabbits was studied under
hot humid conditions of West Bengal. Puberty and age at 1st mating were apparently earlier in
Soviet Chinchilla (169.39 and 215.30 days, respectively) as compared to Grey Giant (185.60
and 228.94 days, respectively) but the differences were statistically non-significant. The female
rabbits of both the breeds were significantly (P<0.05) heavier at puberty and 1st mating than
their male counterparts because the males attained these stages earlier than females of both
the breeds. The average values of some reproductive traits such as gestation period (days), litter
size at birth (no.), litter weight at birth (g), litter size at weaning (no.), litter weight at weaning
(g), individual weight (g) at birth and weaning were 31.58, 5.89, 336.69, 4.26, 2788.61,
58.85 and 654.00 in Soviet Chinchilla, and 30.73, 6.71, 362.63, 5.36, 3241.02, 54.77 and
621.96 in Grey Giant, respectively. Breed had a significant effect (P<0.05) on all these traits
except individual weight at birth and weaning.

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