Studies on Effect of Sex and Age on Carcass Characteristics of Rajasri Chicken
Anitha Reddy. N Kondal Reddy. K Shashi Kumar. M Krishnaiah. N Kesava Rao. V
Vol 7(4), 68-74
The present study was designed to evaluate the carcass characteristics of Rajasri chicken at 16, 20 and 24 weeks of age. Day old chicks (n=144) were reared to the age of 16, 20 and 24 weeks under deep litter system. Rajasri male birds had significantly (P<0.05) higher pre-slaughter live weight, carcass weight and dressing percentage than female birds at all the ages studied. Male birds showed significantly (P<0.05) higher weights of edible, inedible offal and cutup parts than female birds at all the ages and increased with age. The female birds showed significantly (P<0.05) higher percentage yields of giblets than male birds at all the age groups studied. Percent yields of neck, back, wings, legs and drumsticks found significantly (P<0.05) higher in male birds where the breast and back found higher in female birds. In conclusion, Male birds showed higher yield than female birds and increased with age in both the sex studied.
Keywords : Rajasri Chicken Sex Age Carcass Parameters
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