Effect of Generations and Feather Color Groups on Productive and Reproductive Performance of Female Quail

  • Firas Khalil Ibrahim Nenavah Research Department – Office of Agricultural Reasearch, Iraq
  • Shehab Mohamad Hamid Nenavah Research Department – Office of Agricultural Reasearch, Iraq
  • Salim Thanon Younis Nenavah Research Department – Office of Agricultural Reasearch, Iraq

Abstract

The research was carried out in the poultry unit fields / Nineveh Research Department, to identify the effect of four generations (1st , 2nd, 3rd and 4th) and feather color groups (black, brown, desert and white) of female quail on their productive performance. The results showed a significant improvement (P ‎<‎0.05) through generations from 1st to 4th on egg production percentage and weight of eggs produced / kg, a significant increase (P ‎<‎0.05) for feed consumption / kg as well as a significant decrease (P ‎<‎0.05) for abnormal color percentage, while the four generations had no significant effect on Feed conversion ratio (feed kg / egg kg), age at 5% eggs production / day, hatchability percentage, fertility percentage, and sexual ratio.  On the other hand, the desert color group feathers excelled significantly (P ‎<‎0.05) in eggs weight / kg., Feed consumed / kg and the food conversion ratio / kg eggs compared to the black group only, and the lowest significant percentage (P ‎<‎0.05) for colors anomalous was of the desert color group, there was no significant difference between the color groups of the rest of the other traits.

Published
Jul 1, 2022
How to Cite
IBRAHIM, Firas Khalil; HAMID, Shehab Mohamad; YOUNIS, Salim Thanon. Effect of Generations and Feather Color Groups on Productive and Reproductive Performance of Female Quail. Tikrit Journal for Agricultural Sciences مجلة تكريت للعلوم الزراعية, [S.l.], v. 22, n. 2, p. 78-85, july 2022. ISSN 2664-0597. Available at: <http://tujas.tu.edu.iq/index.php/ph/article/view/593>. Date accessed: 12 aug. 2022. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.25130/tjas.v22i2.593.
Section
Animal Production