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Performance of an endangered fowl under backyard system – An inventory

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 November 2017

R.N. Chatterjee
Affiliation:
Central Agricultural Research Institute Port Blair-744101, Andaman, India
S.P. Yadav
Affiliation:
Central Agricultural Research Institute Port Blair-744101, Andaman, India
R.B. Rai
Affiliation:
Central Agricultural Research Institute Port Blair-744101, Andaman, India
Jai Sunder
Affiliation:
Central Agricultural Research Institute Port Blair-744101, Andaman, India
A. Kundu
Affiliation:
Central Agricultural Research Institute Port Blair-744101, Andaman, India
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Nicobari fowl is an endangered breed of chicken with an estimated population of 7524 (Chatterjee and Yadav, 2003). This breed is endemic to Andaman and Nicobar Islands and are distributed in a scattered form. Andaman and Nicobar group of Islands are located in the Bay of Bengal (Latitude 6°/ N and 13°41 N, longitude 92°12 E and 93°57E) and have a typical maritime climate. The bird is brownish matty in colour, medium in size, short-legged and hardy with compact body conformity. The bird has short and thick neck, black plumage tipped with brown shade, breast bulging in front, medium sized tail and long saddle feathers (Chatterjee et al., 2003). The present study was an effort to characterize the growth, production and reproductive performance of the breed under backyard system in Middle Andaman, India.

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Chatterjee, R.N. and Yadav, S.P. 2003. Breed Descriptor of Nicobari fowl. Proceedings of Annual progress report on National Agricultural Technology Project on Animal Genetic Resource Biodiversity, NBAGR, Karnal.Google Scholar
Chatterjee, R.N., Ahlawat, S.P.S and Rai, R.B. 2003. Scavenging poultry of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Livestock International 7, 2023.Google Scholar

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