Phenotypic characterization and evaluation of productive potentialities of indigenous chicken in Sandakan Sabah

Nur Adila Saidi, (2017) Phenotypic characterization and evaluation of productive potentialities of indigenous chicken in Sandakan Sabah. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This study was carried out at the Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture (FSA), Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Sandakan campus from August 2016 until October 2016 with the aim to generate information on indigenous chicken, characterize and describe the phenotypic variation of indigenous chicken around Sandakan area. This study was also aimed to investigate the productive potentialities of indigenous chicken. This research was based on the collected indigenous chicken from area around Sandakan and they will be reared in the FSA chicken house. Data collection was made from 20 indigenous chicken of various type and age concerning their body parameters from comb to leg. The data were collected on their phenotypic characteristics such as plumage colour, comb colour, comb type, eyes colour, earlobe colour and others, morphometric measurement which all part of their body were measured using measuring tape and also in term of production potentialities and carcass trait measurement of indigenous chicken body weight, carcass weight, meat weight, liver weight, heart weight, gizzard, dressing percentage and others. The common types of indigenous chicken in Malaysia are black and black-red varieties. The demand of indigenous chicken is increasing to commercial farmers in Sabah as well as whole Malaysia. But, the price and availability of superior quality indigenous chicken in Sabah region are still far away from farmer's reach and indigenous chickens are generally small and are poor performers in terms of growth and egg production. Therefore by conducting this project, it is believed that the phenotypic characterization and productive potentialities of indigenous can be determined. Furthermore, this research will open the new avenues of research in indigenous chicken in Malaysia.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agriculture , indigenous chicken , Sabah , farmers
Subjects: S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture
Depositing User: Noraini
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2019 23:45
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2019 23:45
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/24013

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