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A STUDY ON THE PERFORMANCE OF KHAKI CAMPBELL, DESI AND KHAKI CAMPBELL X DESI DUCKS WITH AND WITHOUT EXTRA FEEDING UNDER RURAL CONDITION OF BANGLADESH

  • Rashid, N. ;
  • Barua, A. ;
  • Bulbul, S.M.
  • Received : 1994.05.11
  • Accepted : 1995.04.13
  • Published : 1995.08.01

Abstract

Three month old 600 ducklings of Khaki Campbell/KC Desi and KC X Desi were reared for a period of 13 months in the villages surrounding Bangladesh Agricultural University in order to study the economic traits of duck with and without extra feed to scavenging system of rearing. KC attained earlier sexual maturity followed by KC X Desi and Desi ducks and crossbred showed closeness to sire breed for this trait, KC X Desi found heavier and produce more eggs than their parental breeds. KC showed higher hatchability followed by KC X Desi and Desi ducks were more resistant followed by KC X Desi and KC to diseases. Extra feeding were found more beneficial to ducks irrespective of breed and types.

Keywords

Economic Traits;KC;KC X Desi;Desi

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