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Commercial White Egg Laying Chicken
CARI PRIYA

            Breeders of egg type chicken are primarily concerned with the development of quality layers in terms of high egg production, feed efficiency, livability and low chick cost. CARl Priya, earlier known as ILI-80, is one such commercial white egg layer. CARl Priya was developed by crossing superior male and female strains of White Leghorn.

Production Characteristics
Maturity
First egg
17 to 18 weeks
50% production
150 days
Peak production
26 to 28 weeks           
Livability
Growing
96%
Laying
94%
Egg production
Peak
92%
Hen housed to 72 weeks
More than 298 eggs
Hen day to 72 weeks
More than 301 eggs
Feed consumption
Per dozen eggs
1.77 kg
Per kg egg mass
2.57 kg           
Egg size
Average egg weight
57 g
Egg quality
Internal
Excellent internal quality
Temperament
Easy to handle, performs well under a variety of management system
Special Features

  • Efficient feed conversion                              
  • Superiority over other stocks
  • High positive return over feed cost              
  • Low laying house mortality
 
Commercial Brown Egg Laying Chicken
CARI SONALI

            To cater to the needs and high demand of the consumers, this golden brown egger was developed and released for its commercial exploitation in the year 1992 using White Leghorn as male line and Rhole Island Red as female line.

Production Characteristics
Maturity
First egg
18 to 19 weeks
50% production
155 days
Peak production
27 to 29 weeks                       
Livability
Growing
96%
Laying
94%
Egg production
Peak
90%
Hen housed to 72 weeks
More than 280 eggs
Hen day to 72 weeks
More than 283 eggs
Feed consumption
Per dozen of eggs
2.3 kg
Per kg of egg mass
3.8 kg           
Egg size
Average egg weight
54 g
Egg quality
Internal
Excellent internal quality
Temperament
Easy to handle, performs well under a variety of management system

Special Features

  • Lays brown eggs
  • Efficient feed conversion 
  • High egg production           
 
Dual Purpose Chicken
CARI DEBENDRA

       CARl Debendra is a medium-sized dual-purpose bird, produced by crossing coloured synthetic broiler line as male line and Rhode Island Red as female line. It is the most suitable bird for the Indian consumers due to its attractive bright plumage colour. The bird achieves moderate body weight at eight weeks of age with economic feed conversion ratio. The meat has lower carcass and abdominal fat than broiler meat, which makes it a consumer's delight. CARl Debendra is also a suitable bird for rural poultry because of its better survivability and moderate egg production ability.

Production Characteristics
Body weight at 8 weeks
 
1100-1200 g
Body weight at 10 weeks
1400 to 1500 g
Body weight at 12 weeks
1700 to 1800 g                     
Feed conversion ratio (0-8 week)
2.5-2.6
Age at sexual maturity
155 - 160 days
Egg production
190-200
Annual egg production
97%
Livability (Growing)
94%

Special Features

  • Efficient feed conversion      
  • High positive return over feed cost
  • Superiority over other stocks
  • Low laying house mortality             
 
Commercial Broiler Chicken
CARIBRO VISHAL (White Broiler)

      Development of suitable high yielding broiler stocks, entirely different from imported commercial broiler stocks available in the market, has been the endeavour of the Institute. Consequently, CARIBRO Vishal, a broiler that excels in growth, feed efficiency, livability, meat quality and also the plumage colour with high performance features in tropical climate has been developed.

Production Characteristics
Body weight at day old    
43g
Body weight at 6 weeks   
1650 to 1700g
Body weight at 7 weeks   
2000 to 2150
Dressing percentage
75-80
Livability percentage        
97-98
Feed conversion ratio at 6 weeks
1.85

Special Features

  • Superior growth rate
  • High disease resistance
  • Excellent feed conversion
  • Low production cost
  • Suitable to Indian climatic and managemental conditions
 

CARIBRO DHANRAJA (Coloured Broiler)

      CARIBRO Dhanraja is a commercial cross produced by crossing coloured synthetic male and female lines. This stock is characterized by its bright plumage colour with single comb. It is also less susceptible to adverse environmental conditions. CARIBRO Dhanraja is the most preferred bird among farmers because of its multicoloured plumage and high economic returns.

Production Characteristics
Body weight at day old
46 g
Body weight at 6 weeks
1500 to1700 g
Body weight at 7 weeks
2000 to 2125 g
Dressing percentage at 6 weeks
73-75
Livability percentage at 6 weeks
96-98
Feed conversion ratio at 7 weeks
1.92

Special Features

  • Multicoloured and hardy
  • Efficient feed conversion 
  • Optimum dressed carcass yield

CARIBRO MRITYUNJAY (For Hot and Dry Region)

      CARIBRO Mrityunjay is a commercial cross produced through introgression of naked neck gene into coloured and white synthetic broiler lines by repeated backcrossing. Both coloured and white plumage stocks of CARIBRO Mrityunjay are available. The stock is characterized by its adaptability to high ambient temperature, which make it the ideal bird for tropical environment.

Production Characteristics
`Body weight at day old
38-42 g
Body weight at 6 weeks
1400 to 1500 g
Body weight at 7 weeks
1800 to 2000 g
Dressing percentage at 6 weeks
75-77
Livability percentage at 6 weeks
97-98
Feed conversion ratio at 6 weeks
1.95

Special Features

  • Both coloured as well as white
  • Adaptable to high ambient temperatur
  • Efficient feed conversion
 

CARIBRO TROPICANA (For Hot and Humid Region)

      Two broiler stocks one each with naked and frizzle gene were developed by introgressing these genes from desi fowl to broiler stocks by conventional crossing. These naked neck and frizzle broiler stocks were crossed to develop CARIBRO Tropicana which has both naked neck and frizzle phenotype.

Production Characteristics
Body weight at 6 weeks
1300 g
Body weight at 7 weeks
1800 g
Feed conversion ratio at 6 weeks
1.90
Feed conversion ratio at 7 weeks
2.11
Dressing percentage at 7 weeks
74
Livability percentage at 7 weeks
97

Special Features

  • Better heat tolerant               
  • Better dressing percentage
  • Perform better with low inputs under hot and humid conditions
  • Better option for tropical poultry production 

Improved Indigenous Fowl

      Four types of high yielding germ-plasm suitable for backyard poultry production have been developed with native fowl base especially suitable for different climatic regions of the country. These birds have combination of 50% native and 50% exotic blood and possess other characteristics essential for backyard/scavenging poultry production. Phenotypically these birds look like their original native breed with two or three times more egg production with bigger size and weight, better tropical adaptability and disease resistance along with capability of bearing the stress of sub-optimal feeding and management.

CARI NIRBHEEK

      It is a cross of Indian native breed Aseel with CARl Red. Birds are active, large in built, pugnacious in nature with high stamina and majestic gait. They are able to save themselves from their predators due to their fighting characters and activeness and are adapted to all climatic zones of the country.  

Production Characteristics
Body weight at 20 weeks (Males)
1847 g
Body weight at 20 weeks (Females)
1350 g
Age at sexual maturity days
176
Annual egg production
198
Egg weight at 40 weeks
Fertility
54 g
88%
Hatchability (FES)
81%

CARI SHYAMA

      It is a cross of Kadakanath breed of Indian native chicken with CARl Red. Birds have plumage of various colours dominated by black. The skin, beak, shank, toes and soles are dark gray colour. The peculiarity of this bird is that most of the internal organs show the characteristic black pigmentation. Varying degree of blackish colouration is also found in skeletal muscles, tendons, nerves, meninges, brain and bone marrow. The black colour of muscles and tissues is due to deposition of melanin pigment which causes increase in protein and decrease of fat and muscle fiber length. This variety is ideally suited for rearing in tribal areas due to preference for dark meat by the tribal population.

Production Characteristics
Body weight at 20 weeks (Males)
1460 g
Body weight at 20 weeks (Females)
1120 g
Age at sexual maturity
170 days
Annual egg production
210
Egg weight at 40 weeks
53 g
Fertility
85%
Hatchability (FES)
82%

UPKARI

      Indian native chicken with Frizzle plumage has been crossed with CARI Red for development of Upcari birds. These multicoloured birds have single comb and medium body size. Presence of Frizzle plumage helps in fast heat dissipation due to which birds are better adapted to tropical climate specially for arid zones.

Production Characteristics
Body weight at 20 weeks (Males)
1688 g
Body weight at 20 weeks (Females)
1285 g
Age at sexual maturity
165 days
Annual egg production
220
Egg weight at 40 weeks
60 g
Fertility
90%
Hatchability (FES)
84%

HITCARI

      Hitcari birds have been developed by crossing the Indian native Naked neck with exotic breed CARI Red.  The neck region is devoid of feathers and there is reduction of 30 to 40% feathers on the body. The reduction in feathers help in internal heat dissipation which increases the tropical adaptability due to which there is no reduction in egg production and egg shell thickness during extreme summer. There is a decrease in heat stress mortality, increase in fertility and hatchability during summer and protein requirement for juvenile growth is reduced.  These birds are very suitable for rearing in the hot humid coastal region.

Production Characteristics
Body weight at 20 weeks (Males)
1756 g
Body weight at 20 weeks (Females)
1320 g
Age at sexual maturity
178 days
Annual egg production
200
Egg weight at 40 weeks
61 g
Fertility
92%
Hatchability (FES)
81%
Improved Guinea Fowl Varieties

GUNCARI

The Guncari birds were developed through selection and breeding programme from a wide base stock of indigenous Guinea fowl. These birds are improved for high disease resistance and better growth rate. Three varieties of Guncari birds viz. Kadambari, Swetambari and Chitambari are available for commercial utilization. It is a hardy bird, suitable for any agro-climatic condition. There is no requirement of elaborate and expensive housing. It has excellent foraging capabilities and consumes all non-conventional feed not used in chicken feeding. It is more tolerant to mycotoxins. The hard egg shell provides minimum breakage and long keeping quality. Guinea fowl meat is rich in vitamins and low in cholesterol.

KADAMBARI

      Hitcari birds have been developed by crossing the Indian native Naked neck with exotic breed CARI Red.  The neck region is devoid of feathers and there is reduction of 30 to 40% feathers on the body. The reduction in feathers help in internal heat dissipation which increases the tropical adaptability due to which there is no reduction in egg production and egg shell thickness during extreme summer. There is a decrease in heat stress mortality, increase in fertility and hatchability during summer and protein requirement for juvenile growth is reduced.  These birds are very suitable for rearing in the hot humid coastal region.

Production Characteristics
Body weight at 8 weeks
500-550 g
Body weight at 12 weeks
950- 1000 g
Age at first egg
230-250
DayEgg weight
38-40 g
Egg production
100-120
eggs(March to September)
Fertility
70-73 %
Hatchability on fertile eggs set
70-78 %
Livability
Excellent

Special Features

  • Kadambari has black plumage with white and uniformly distributed spot.

Chitambari

      

Production Characteristics
Body weight at 8 weeks
500-540 g
Body weight at 12 weeks
970- 1000 g
Age at first egg
232-251 day
Egg weight
38-40 g
Egg production(March to September)
100-120 eggs
Fertility
70-73 %
Hatchability on fertile eggs set
70-78 %
Livability
Excellent

Special Features

  • Chitambari has white spot on gray plumage.

SWETAMBARI

      

Production Characteristics
Body weight at 8 weeks
500-525 g
Body weight at 12 weeks
920- 980 g
Age at first egg
230-250 day
Egg weight
38-40 g
Egg production
(March to September)
100-115  eggs
Fertility
70-75%
Hatchability on fertile eggs set
70-80%
Livability
Excellent

Special Features

  • Swetambari is pure white in colour.

Improved Quail Varieties

Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) has created a huge impact in poultry sector and many commercial quail farms have been established throughout the country, both for egg and meat production. CARl has been a nerve centre for introduction of this poultry species from abroad way back in 1974, its multiplication, genetic improvement, development of quail production technology and dissemination far and wide in the country. Through concerted efforts, a workable package of feeding, management and health care practices have been developed to support quail production in a scientific manner. This Institute has been maintaining pure lines of quail (broiler and layer types), and their consistent supply to both public and private sectors in the country for commercial exploitation.

CARI UTTAM (Broiler Quail)

      

Production Characteristics
Body weight (4th week)
150-155 g
Body weight (5th week)
240 g
Feed efficiency (4th week)
2.51
Feed efficiency (5th week)
2.60 
Daily feed consumption
25-28 g
Hatchability on total egg set
70-75%

Better livability, body weight gain, feed conversion and profit

CARI PEARL (White Egger)

      

Production Characteristics
Body weight (5th week)
140 g
Daily feed consumption
20-25 g
Age at 50% egg production
8 weeks
Age at 80% egg production
10 weeks
Hen day production
285-295 eggs
Hatchability on total egg set
70-80%

High egg production and egg also ideal for biological research

CARI UJJAWAL (White Breasted Quail)

      

Production Characteristics
Body weight (4th week)
140 g
Body weight (5th week)
175 g
Feed efficiency (5th week)
2.80
Daily feed consumption
25-28 g
Hatchability on total egg set
65%

 

CARI SWETA (White Feathered Quail)

      

Production Characteristics
Body weight (4th week)
135 g
Body weight (5th week)
155-165 g
Daily feed consumption
25 g
Feed efficiency (4th week)
2.60
Feed efficiency (5th week)
2.70
Hatchability on total eggset
50-60%

 

CARI BROWN (Brown Feathered Quail)

      

Production Characteristics
Age at sexual maturity
38-41 days
Body weight (4th week)
148-160 g
Body weight (5th week)
180-185 g
Hatchability on total egg set
60-65%
Plumage colour
Completely brown

 

CARI SUNHERI (Brown Feather White Breasted)

      

Production Characteristics
Age at sexual maturity
43 days
5th Week body weight (straight-run)
182 g
Feed conversion ratio (5th week)
2.8
Average egg weight
11 g          
Age at 50% egg production
8 weeks
Age at peak egg production
12-13  weeks
Livability (0-5 weeks of age)
95%
Hatchability on total egg set
68%

 

Improved Turkey Varieties

      
Turkey is mainly reared for meat which is one of the choicest white meat known for its leanness. It is a popular delicacy especially for festive occasions like X'mas and New Year. Turkey production has tremendous commercial viability because of itsmeat being high in protein, low fat and cholesterol contents. It is also quite suitable for upliftment of small and marginal farmers. Turkey can be easily reared in free range or semi-intensive system with minimal investment for housing, equipments and management.
CARI VIRAT

      

Production Characteristics
 
Age (week)
Body weight (g)
Feed Conversion Ratio
6
1054
1.85
8
1748
2.05
10
2101
2.37
12
2778
2.80
24
5270
3.78
32
7100
4.15
Fertility
94%
Hatchability
86%                            

Special Features

  • Low fat                                              
  • Low cholesterol
  • Choicest white meat 
  • Suitable for backyard rearin
Ducks
MOTI (Native Meat Type)

      

Production Characteristics
Body weight at 6th week
1300 g
Mature body weight
Male 3300 g
Female 2100 g
Age at sexual maturity
30-35 weeks
Egg production
50-60 eggs/year
Egg weight
60-70 g
FCR at 6 weeks
2.75
 
KHAKI (Native Egg Type)

      

Production Characteristics
Body weight at 6th weeks
950 g
Mature body weight
Male 1500 g,Female 1200 g
Age at sexual maturity
18-20 weeks
Egg production
220-230 eggs/year
Egg weight
65-70 g
FCR at 6 weeks
3.28
 
KHAKI CAMPBELL (Exotic Egg Type)

      

Production Characteristics
Body weight at 6th week
1050 g
Mature body weight
Male 1600 g
Female 1350 g
Age at sexual maturity
19-20 weeks
Egg production
240-260 eggs/year
Egg weight
60-68 g
 
WHITE PEKIN (Exotic Meat Type)

      

 Production Characteristics
Body weight at 6th week
1850 g
Mature body weight
Male 2900 g
Female 2500 g
Age at sexual maturity
22-24 weeks
Egg production
150-180 eggs/year
Egg weight
75-85 g
FCR at 6 weeks
2.10
 

 

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