Towards conservation of omani local chicken

Phenotypic characteristics, management practices and performance traits

B. Al-Qamashoui, O. Mahgoub, I. Kadim, E. Schlecht

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Abstract

Characterizing local chicken types and their mostly rural production systems is prerequisite for designing and implementing development and conservation programs. This study evaluated the management practices of small-scale chicken keepers and the phenotypic and production traits of their chickens in Oman, where conservation programs for local livestock breeds have currently started. Free-range scavenging was the dominant production system, and logistic regression analysis showed that socio-economic factors such as training in poultry keeping, household income, income from farming and gender of chicken owners influenced feeding, housing, and health care practices (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)767-777
Number of pages11
JournalAsian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
Volume27
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Practice Management
Chickens
chickens
conservation programs
production technology
Oman
socioeconomic factors
household income
Livestock
Poultry
Agriculture
health services
poultry
income
regression analysis
livestock
farming systems
Logistic Models
Regression Analysis
Economics

Keywords

  • Animal Genetic Resources
  • Egg Production
  • Rural Smallholders
  • Scavenging System
  • Task Division

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Food Science

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Towards conservation of omani local chicken : Phenotypic characteristics, management practices and performance traits. / Al-Qamashoui, B.; Mahgoub, O.; Kadim, I.; Schlecht, E.

In: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences, Vol. 27, No. 6, 2014, p. 767-777.

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