Breeding Performance and Egg Quality of Red Jungle Fowl (Gallus gallus L.) Under Confinement System

Francisco F. Buctot Jr., Dinah M. Espina


This study was conducted to assess the breeding performance, and egg quality traits of Red Jungle Fowl in selected areas of Leyte mated to native hens under confinement system. A total of six Red Jungle Fowl and two native roosters, and 16 native hens were randomly assigned to four treatments and eight replications. Each replicate was composed of one rooster and two hens that were randomly laid out in a Randomized Complete Block Design. The result on egg weight showed a highly significant difference at p value <0.01 and revealed heaviest weight (39.0 g) and lightest weight (35.75 g) on Native x Native and Baybay Red Jungle Fowl x Native, respectively. A comparable number of eggs per clutch, fertility and hatchability rates, yolk and albumen weights, shell weight, egg length and width, egg shape index and yolk color score were recorded.


egg clutch, egg shape index, native chicken, hatchability rate

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