MORPHOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF F1 GENERATION(MOHINI) CROSSBRED DUCKS PRODUCED BY CROSSING OFVIGOVA SUPER M DRAKES WITH PATI DUCKSDishanta Dutta, Indu Borah Dutta, Purabi Kaushik, Mrinal Bora, Raj Jyoti Deka and Kabita B. Kalita
The study was conducted at Govt. Duck and Poultry Farm, Joysagar, Sivasagar district of Assam with theobjective to develop a meat type duck variety by crossbreeding Vigova Super M Drakes with Pati Ducks.The resulting F1 Generation Ducks were studied for their phenotypic characteristics in comparison to theirparent line. The Body Weight of the F1 generation Duck were studied in comparison to their parent line.The F1 generation were also fed different ration along with different housing conditions. Different bodymeasurements were also studied along with their coat colour. The F1 generation showed marked increasein body weight in comparison to Vogova Super M duck and Pati Duck. Moreover the F1 generation fed onbroiler ration and housed in field condition showed marked increase in body weight in comparison to theduck fed with Layer ration and ducks kept in farm condition. The different body measurement shows themale to be superior to the females in different parameters with different coat colour. The major colourpattern of bill, shank and feet was found to be yellow, whereas skin was mostly white in colour and plumagecolour pattern found to be white, black and brown in different parts of the body.