Evaluation of reciprocal crosses of White Leghorn strain crosses for egg quality traits under deep litter system
K. GIRIRAJ, K. NARAYANANKUTTY, P. VEERAMANI AND P.M. RENJITH
Centre for Advanced Studies in Poultry Science, Mannuthy-680651
An experiment was conducted to evaluate the egg quality traits at 28, 32, 36 and 40 weeks of age in the reciprocal crosses of white Leghorn strains under deep litter system. The egg quality parameters studied were shape index, yolk index, albumen index, Haugh Unit score and shell thickness. There were no significant differences observed for the egg quality traits in between the genetic groups at 28, 32, 36 and 40 weeks of age.