Indigenous Chicken Breeding in Nigeria

Authors

  • O. A. Adebambo Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
  • C. O. N. Ikeobi Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
  • M. O. Ozoje Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
  • A. O. Adebambo Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
  • S. O. Peters Berry College, Mount Berry, GA, 30149, USA
  • M. A. Adeleke University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa;
  • M. A. Wheto Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
  • H. T. Ojoawo Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
  • D. A. Osinbowale Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
  • O. Ogunpamiyo Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
  • O. Bamidele Nigeria
  • E. B. Sonaiya O.A.U, Ile-Ife,(PI) Nigeria
  • T Dessie ILRI, Ethiopia

Keywords:

Nigeria’s chickens, rural households

Abstract

As far back as 1963 the indigenous chicken had been proposed as the basis of chicken breed development in Nigeria (Hill and Modebe, 1961). We are convinced that indigenous poultry breed development is a feasible proposition and should be encouraged for commercialization in Nigeria. Between 1994 and 2016 we have used 4 local chicken ecotypes, identified according to their genetic variants, based on the expression of adaptive major genes for frizzling (F); naked neck (Na) and the dwarf (dw) genes in a crossbred formation, to develop improved chicken genotypes for our rural households in Nigeria.

Author Biographies

O. A. Adebambo, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria

Dept of Animal Breeding and Genetics

C. O. N. Ikeobi, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria

Dept of Animal Breeding and Genetics

M. O. Ozoje, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria

Dept of Animal Breeding and Genetics

A. O. Adebambo, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria

Dept of Animal Breeding and Genetics

S. O. Peters, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA, 30149, USA

Department of Animal Science

M. A. Adeleke, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa;

School of Life Sciences

M. A. Wheto, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria

Dept of Animal Breeding and Genetics

H. T. Ojoawo, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria

Dept of Animal Breeding and Genetics

D. A. Osinbowale, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria

Dept of Animal Breeding and Genetics

O. Ogunpamiyo, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria

Dept of Animal Breeding and Genetics

O. Bamidele, Nigeria

ACGG

E. B. Sonaiya, O.A.U, Ile-Ife,(PI) Nigeria

Dept of Animal Sciences

T Dessie, ILRI, Ethiopia

ACGG(PM)

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Published

2024-07-09

How to Cite

Adebambo, O. A. ., Ikeobi, C. O. N., Ozoje, M. O., Adebambo, A. O., Peters, S. O., Adeleke, M. A., Wheto, M. A. ., Ojoawo, H. T., Osinbowale, D. A. ., Ogunpamiyo, O. ., Bamidele, O., Sonaiya, E. B. ., & Dessie, T. (2024). Indigenous Chicken Breeding in Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, 71–74. Retrieved from https://njap.org.ng/index.php/njap/article/view/4235

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