Abstract— A study having for objective the biometric characterization of the local chicken according to the sex and the type of feathering was conducted in the department of Dabakala. A sample of 116 local reared chickens (39 cocks and 77 hens) from traditional breeding was the object of a description by observation, weighing and physical measurement. This study has shown a sexual dimorphism between the cock and the hen. Thus cock’s average weight was 1571.79 ± 60.69 g against 1120.78 ± 29.70 g for the hen. The whole population of chicken weight average was 1272.41 ± 34. 51 g. The eight (8) biometric traits studied were distributed in five (5) phenotypes and three (3) subgroups according to the number of common traits. The biometric parameter that could best serve the determination of body weight of a chicken without actually weighing it, was thoracic perimeter with better correlation with weight.
Keywords— Dabakala, biometric characterization, traditional breeding, local chickens.
AD Publications is a rapidly growing academic publisher in the fields of Engineering, Medical-Health, Environmental Science and Agriculture Research. AD Publications is a registered organization broad-based open access and publishes most exciting researches with respect to the subjects of our journals. The Journals is being indexed and abstracted by all major global current awareness and alerting services.
The organization aims at undertaking, co- coordinating and promoting research and development. It provides professional and academic guidance in the field of basic education, Higher Education as well in the Technical Education. Our Aims is to Promote and support, High Quality basic, Scientific Research and development in fields of Engineering, Medical-Health, Environmental Science and Agriculture Research and to Generate Public awareness, provide advice to scholar’s researchers and communicate research outcomes.