DOI: /10.5513/JCEA01/14.2.1271

Original scientific paper

THE EFFECT OF BREED ON REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE IN COMMODITY RABBIT PRODUCTION

2013, 14 (2)   p. 828-835

Jadwiga TOPCZEWSKA, Anna ROGOWSKA, Leszek GACEK

Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess the reproductive rates among different breeds, mostly used in commodity farm conditions. The studies were obtained at fertility level from 6.27 animals in the Californian breed to 8.49 animals in Popielno White. High rate of failures during rearing was observed in the Californian breed. Litter weight was dependent on the number of births and young rearing, lactation and care of female. Kitten weight at 35 day of age ranged from 603.21g (Alaskan) to 736.10g (Giant Chinchilla). The results indicate the usefulness of a Popielno White breed for the livestock production.

Keywords

does, reproductive performance, maternal performance

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