Livestock Studies 2008, Vol 48, Num, 1     (Pages: 045-050)

The Effects of Male and Female Ratio on Hatchability Traits of Partridges (A. chukar

Sezai ALKAN 1 ,Kemal KARABAĞ 1 ,Askın GALİÇ 1 ,M. Soner BALCIOĞLU 1

1 Akdeniz Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Zootekni Bölümü, 07070 Antalya - The aim of this research was to determine the effects of different mating ratio of one male to one female, one male to two females, one male to three females and one male to four females on fertility of partridges of alectoris chukar and some incubation results. Completely randomized desing with four repetition was used in this research. The data were analyzed by Kruskal-Wallis test in SPSS programe. From obtained data, fertility, hatchability of fertile egg and hatchability traits were not affected significantly by different mating ratios. At the ratio of one male to the one female, one male to the two females, one male to the three females and one male to the four females groups the values were determined as 83.47± 5.89, 77.08±5.93, 69.92± 3.55 and 68.01± 6.58% for fertility ratio, 87.68± 6.26, 74.43± 6.84, 84.40± 5.43 and 85.79± 3.51% for hatchability, 72.97± 6.15, 57.13± 6.40, 59.31±6.21 and 58.68± 6.86 % for hatchability of fertile eggs, respectively. As a result, fertility ratio was decreased when the female number per male was increased. Also, hatchability and hatchability of fertile eggs were changed depending on fertility and embryonic death ratios. Keywords : Partridge, Fertility, Hatchability, Male:Female Ratio