Egg production and mortality of various breeds and crosses of chickens under Sudan conditions
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Desai, D.K. and Halbrook, E.R. 1961. Egg production and mortality of various breeds and crosses of chickens under Sudan conditions. Sudan Journal of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry 2(1): 51-56.
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1. White leghorns at the Central Poultry Farm averaged egg production than 50% white Leghorn x Baladi crosses (148 to 132 eggs) under controlled test conditions for a 10 month period in the year 1958/59, but the latter survived slightly better (52% as compared to 65%). 2. White Leghorns lived and laid better than Brown Leghorn and Rhode Island Reds on the Central Poultry farm with egg production over a 10 months period averaging 148, 107 and 108 for each breed respectively, and mortality running, 40%, 75% and 76%. 3. Observation of baladies and various crosses under non-controlled conditions on the Central Poultry Farm showed a tendency for egg production to decrease with increasing White leghorn blood (0%, 87%, 93%) but egg size was increased. All crosses studied laid more and larger eggs than the beladis. Bare neck beladis laid more eggs than other types of baladies.
Livestock breed typesLARGE SUDANESE BALADI
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