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International Journal of Agricultural and Applied Sciences, December 2020, 1(2): 59-61

ISSN: 2582-8053


Research Article 


Study of production performance of Uttara breed of chicken 

Sushil Kumar Singh, Anil Kumar, D.V. Singh and R.K. Sharma 

Department of Livestock Production Management, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, G. B. Pant University of Agri. & Tech., Pantnagar-263 145, Uttarakhand, India 

*Corresponding author e-mail: drsushilsingh@gmail.com

(Received: 15/09/2020;  Revised: 05/10/2020; Accepted: 20/10/2020)  


Present study was conducted on Uttara chicken to evaluate the productive performance. Day Old Chicks (DOC) of which were obtained from hatchery Instructional Poultry Farm of G.B. P.U.A.T., Pantnagar. Weekly body weight was recorded from day old to 12 weeks of age and at the end of trial (i.e. after 12 weeks of age) three birds were randomly selected and slaughter for study of carcass traits parameters. It has been found that Uttara fowl under farm condition performed better in context of productive parameters viz. weight gain, dressing percentage, edible weight percentage, processing loss etc. These findings clearly revealed that Uttara chicken has genetic potential for further improvement and also suitable for backyard poultry farming in hilly areas of Uttarakhand. 

Keywords: Uttara, weight gain, backyard poultry