Comparison of the production of Danish White and Pannon White purebred and crossbred rabbits

Zsolt Szendrô, Edit Biróné-Németh, István Radnai, Niels E. Jensen, Ágnes Kenessey

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Abstract

20 Pannon White (P) and 19 Danish White (D) does were inseminated to bucks of the same and the other breed. 23 PxP, 41 DxP, 22 PxD and 23 DxD crossings were studied. The CR 87.0, 58.5, 72.7 and 52.5% resp., number of total young per litter averaged 8.30, 8.83, 7.56 and 6.92, litter size at 21 days of age 7.18, 7.43, 6.70 and 6.12, litter weight at 21 days 2175, 2499, 2136 and 2196 g. The rabbits were weaned at 42 days of age. For 67 PP, 124 DP, 24 PD and 32 DD rabbits, body weight of the young averaged 1046, 1173, 1273 and 1189 g at 42 days, and 1947, 2224, 2270 and 2344 g at 70 days, and the daily weight gain between 6 and 10 weeks of age 32.2, 37.7, 35,9 and 41.9 g resp. It was concluded that the production of Pannon White does and Danish White young rabbits were better. Individual heterosis was found in the case of litter size (6.5-13.5%), litter weight at birth and on 21st day (15.5% and 6.0%). The maternal breed effect was significant in the case of litter size (live), total litter loss, litter weight at birth, body weight at 6 and 10 weeks of age, daily weight gain between weeks 6-10.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-320
Number of pages12
JournalArchiv fur Tierzucht
Volume39
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1996

Keywords

  • Crossbred
  • Danish white
  • Pannon white
  • Production
  • Purebred
  • Rabbit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Animals
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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    Szendrô, Z., Biróné-Németh, E., Radnai, I., Jensen, N. E., & Kenessey, Á. (1996). Comparison of the production of Danish White and Pannon White purebred and crossbred rabbits. Archiv fur Tierzucht, 39(3), 309-320.