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Indian Journal of Animal Research
Year : 2006, Volume : 40, Issue : 1
First page : ( 38) Last page : ( 41)
Print ISSN : 0367-6722.

Productive performance, reproductive performance and carcass traits of broiler rabbits in different generations under agro climatic condition of Meghalaya

Das S.K., Das A., Bujarbaruah K.M.

Division of Animal Production, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Barapani, Meghalaya-793 103, India.


197 rabbits consisting of 100 Soviet Chinchilla (SC) and 97 New Zealand White (NZW) belong to third and fourth generation were studied in low cost housing system with 50% Congo signal and 50% pellet feeding. Analysis of data revealed that in NZW live weight at 1m, 2m, and 3m was significantly (P<0.05) higher in 3rd generation crops than that of 2nd generation crops, whereas live wt at 6m was significantly (P<0.05) higher in the crops of 2ndgeneration. In SC rabbit generation difference was not significant (P>0.05). Breed wise analysis revealed that live weight at lm and 2m was significantly (P<0.05) higher in NZW than that in SC, whereas 6m live weight of SC was significantly (P<0.05) higher than that of NZW. Litter size and litter weight at weaning were significantly (P<0.05) higher in 2nd generation does than 1st generation does and inter kindling period (IKP) was significantly (P<0.05) lower in 2nd generation mothers than 1st generation mothers in NZW. Litter weight at birth (LWB) was significantly (P<0.00) higher in 1st generation crops and service per conception was significantly (P<0.05) lower in 1st generation crops in SC. Breed effect (P<0.05) was found in case of litter size at weaning (LSW) and litter weight at weaning (LWW). Both were significantly higher in NZW than its counter part. Carcass traits revealed that breed effect was significant (P<0.05) only in inedible offal weight.


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