Study about the productive charachteristics of quails from the ”Balotești” population

Published in Scientific Papers. Series D. Animal Science, Vol. LV
Written by Lucian IONIȚĂ, Elena POPESCU MICLOȘANU, Ioan CUSTURĂ, Minodora TUDORACHE

Raising Japanese quails for eggs and meat production has seen great development in recent decades because on the one hand of quail eggs and meat quality (rich and well balanced nutritionally, good taste), and the other hand due to natural medicine recommendations to consume these products with proven therapeutic effect. The aim of this paper was to determine the current average characteristics of incubation, the medium productive performances of youth and hens quails of egg-meat mixed population "Baloteúti", important population for raising quails in Romania and in witch is applying consistently an amelioration program. The research has established the following production data: the average percentage of hatching is 66.34 ± 0.22%, average weight is 8.94 ± 0.56 g at 1 day of age, and 210.45 ± 2.29 g at the age of 42 days, average gain between 1 and 6 weeks of youth raising is 201.51 g / head / period, average daily consumption of fodder during 1-6 weeks of raising is 19.85 ± 1.23 g. The average laying between 1 and 40 weeks of hens is 74.45 ± 1.03%, the average feed consumption during 1 to 40 weeks of laying is 32.25 ± 0.78 g, while the average yield at slaughter is 73.43 ± 0.44%. Productive characteristics of Balotesti quails such as: high weight of the chick at one day of age, fast-growing to 42 days, high performance at slaughter, average percentage of laying up to the age of 40 weeks of laying make this quail population recommended both for the eggs and meat production. An advantageous feature is that males resulting from sexing in using for egg production can successfully valorised for meat as complementary production. Remain to be improved the incubation results of this population by applying proper egg storage conditions (temperature, humidity), using the incubation technology and incubators being constructed following studies strictly conducted on quail eggs.

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Ioniță L., Popescu Micloșanu E., Custură I., Tudorache M., 2012, Study about the productive charachteristics of quails from the ”Balotești” population. Scientific Papers. Series D. Animal Science, Vol. LV, ISSN-L 2285-5750, 193-197.

 


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