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 (208) Koekoek

1. General  information

Species: 

Chicken

Breed Name/Variety/Ecotype :

Koekoek

Common Name/Synonym:

Potchefstroom Koekoek

Breed/Variety/Ecotype Origin :

Originated from a cross (Black Australorp X leghorn) during the 1950’s at the Potchestroom Agricultural college of South Africa.After its development from these 2 breeds, it was registered as a South African breed with the South African Poultry Association in 1976

Main Location:

Rural areas of South Africa.

2. Trait Data

2.1 Day old body weight (g)

No.

Sex

Mean

Sample Size

Location of Study

Management Condition

Source

1

Overall

35.4

160

Hatfield Research Farm of the University of Pretoria

In village (scavenging/semi-scavenging) poultry.(In individual cage system for egg production test and group cage for tests on the growth and carcass traits.)

2029

2.2 Egg weight ( g/egg)

No.

Age

Mean

SD

SE

Sample Size

Location of Study

Management Condition

Source

1

20-70 weeks

52.1

 

0.09

24

Hatfield Research Farm of the University of Pretoria

In village (scavenging/semi-scavenging) poultry.(In individual cage system for egg production test and group cage for tests on the growth and carcass traits)

2029

2.3 Feed Conversion Efficiency (ratio) (FCR)

No.

Sex

Age

Mean

Sample Size

Location of Study

Management Condition

Source

1

Overall

11 weeks

3.32

160

Hatfield Research Farm of the University of Pretoria.

village (scavenging/semi-scavenging) poultry.(In individual cage system for egg production test and group cage for tests on the growth and carcass traits.)

2029

2.4 Feed intake ( g DM /day X g 0.75)

No.

Sex

Age

Mean

Sample Size

Location of Study

Management Condition

Source

1

Overall

11 week

3680

160

Hatfield Research Farm of the University of Pretoria

Village (scavenging/semi-scavenging) poultry.(In individual cage system for egg production test and group cage for tests on the growth and carcass traits.)

2029

2.5 Plumage pattern

No.

Sex

Age

Trait Value

Location of Study

Management Condition

Source

1

Male

 

Generally black and white speckled colour pattern males have light grey bars.

Hatfield Research Farm of the University of Pretoria

Village (scavenging/semi-scavenging) poultry

2029

2

Female

 

Generally black and white speckled colour pattern females have darker bars.

The same as above

Village (scavenging/semi-scavenging) poultry

2029

2.6 Weight at Specific Age (gm)

No.

Sex

Age

Mean

Sample Size

Location of Study

Management Condition

Source

1

Overall

11 weeks

1114

160

Rural areas of North province, KwaZulu-Natal, the free State and Eastern and Southern Cape

Village (scavenging/semi-scavenging) poultry.(In individual cage system for egg production test and group cage for tests on the growth and carcass traits.)

2029

2

Hen

70 weeks

2100

24

Hatfield Research Farm of the University of Pretoria

The same as above

2029

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