IMPROVEMENT OF PRODUCTION AND REPRODUCTION PERFORMANCES BY SELECTIVE BREEDING IN INDIGENOUS NAKED NECK CHICKEN: A REVIEW
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Chicken is an important Livestock Species in Nepal which plays a significant role and provides protein through eggs and meat. The present study evaluates production and reproduction performances of Indigenous Naked neck Chicken through Selective Breeding. The appropriate and advanced trait can be selected by observing different generations of chickens. Initially, the base population (G-0) of birds was maintained in many research works by collecting birds from agroecological zones of Nepal. Laying performance, fertility, hatchability, and hatch weight were evaluated. The three generations of Naked neck chicken need further observations. The overall mean weight of almost all indigenous chicks was on increasing trend from the base population (G0) to the third generation (G3). In comparison within three generations found the third generation with better fertility and hatchability. Selection breeding has proven useful for the improvement of production and reproduction performances. This proves that selection breeding aid in the improvement of the indigenous breed and maintain good quality traits in the future.