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Outcrossing is the mating of individuals within the same bloodline but having no close ancestral relationships. For example, a trio of Clarets was single mated producing a dozen stags from each hen. When the stags matured into cocks, they were fought and the best multiple time winners were selected for breeding purposes. The original hens were bred to their best sons, and the original cock was used once in the third year in each family. For the next 7 years, the two lines were kept separate, and the original hen and her exceptional son were bred several times in the following generations to increase their genetic contribution to each family. After 10 years, the lines were bred together, resulting in an outcross. The offspring from this mating were tested and the best individuals were bred back to the separate lines. This method of breeding, along with careful selection and progeny testing, can be used to maintain pure families without introducing outside blood. Using linebred, prepotent individuals is highly desirable when outcrossing.
due to insistent public demand... i'll just insert this ietm regading MAREKS DISEASE:Marek's Disease (Visceral Leukosis)
Marek's disease is characteristically a disease of young chickens but older birds can also be affected. In contrast to the lymphoid leukosis tumor response, Marek's disease may be observed in more diverse locations.
Marek's disease is caused by a virus belonging to the Herpes virus group. Much is known about the transmission of the virus; however, it appears that the virus is concentrated in the feather follicles and shed in the dander (sloughed skin and feather cells). The virus has a long survival time in dander since viable virus can be isolated from houses that have been depopulated for many months.
The usual mode of transmission is by aerosols containing infected dander and dust. Young birds are most susceptible to infection by Marek's disease; however, since the incubation period is short, clinical symptoms can appear much earlier than in the case with lymphoid leukosis.
Marek's disease may produce a variety of clinical responses, all lymphoid in character. These are acute visceral, neural, ocular, skin or combinations of the responses that can be seen.
Marek's of the visceral type is characterized by widespread involvement with lesions commonly seen in gonads, liver, spleen, kidney and occasionally heart, lungs and muscles. The disease is often acute, with apparently healthy birds dying very rapidly with massive internal tumors. The disease may appear in broiler-age birds but the most severe losses occur in replacement pullet flocks prior to onset of egg production.
The neural type of Marek's is typified by progressive paralysis of the wings, legs and neck. Loss of body weight, anemia, labored respiration and diarrhea are common symptom. If lesions are present, they are confined to the nerve trunks and plexes enervating the paralyzed extremities. Frequently no gross lesions can be observed.
Ocular (eye) leukosis or "gray-eye" is usually seen in early maturity. Morbidity and mortality are usually low but may approach twenty-five percent in some flocks. It is characterized by the spotty depigmentation or diffuse graying of the iris in the eye. The pupil develops an irregular shape and fails to react to light. Emaciation diarrhea and death follow.
Skin leukosis produces the most severe losses in broilers. The losses result from high condemnations at the processing plant. Enlargement of the feather follicles due to accumulations of lymphocytes is the typical lesion. This is the most infective virus since it is produced in the regions of the feather follicles and is shed with the skin dander.
Acute Marek's disease can be extremely rapid in its course, producing mortality in apparently healthy birds. However, in some cases the lesions may regress and clinically affected birds may make complete recoveries.
Diagnosis is based upon flock history and disease manifestations. Accurate diagnosis may depend on results of laboratory procedures. As is the case with lymphoid leukosis, there is no treatment for Marek's disease.
A vaccine is available that is extremely effective (90% +) in the prevention of Marek's disease. It is administered to day-old chickens as a subcutaneous injection while the birds are in the hatchery. Use of the vaccine requires strict accordance with manufacturer's recommendations in a sterile environment.
for those who have more questions just put them here and i'll try my best to answer all of your queries. i hope i can somehow make a difference in your gamefowl endeavors.
2 questions lang muna bai.
1. tips on travelling - pls share your tips and exper-
ences on travelling for STAGS especially for us
who has to travel overnight to fight in another
city. how many days is ideal so we can have
enough time to rest our birds without them
getting off. trouble shooting tips if any, when
our stags start to act. possible scenarios and
things to do if what we hate to happen like
birds getting sick, do not want to fight, etc.
2. re air conditioned cockhouse - pls share your tips
and experiences if one of these days, we happen
to fight in araneta (wish lang natin) and we are
faced with an a/c cockhouse for the 1st time.
do's and don'ts please.
in your experience, do you think using an a/c
cockhouse for STAGS and COCKS has an advantage?
why or why not ?
other questions coming in later. thanks bai for sharing
your ideas and experiences to all cockers and breeders
of sabungero.com. for a young man your age, you
surely have learned a lot.
Thanks for that 'kilometric' post.
First Question: What was the M.E. (Metabolizable Energy) of the 16% C.P. feed ration that you have formulated and presented in this post.
Second: If you ration has 16% C.P. do you have any idea what was its digestibility percentage?
Third: If the chicken has an ME requirements of 3200 Kcal per kilogram Body weight (i.e leghorn base line data) and assuming that the ration you prepared has more than enough calories until the last 3 days of the 'Keep', then what is the rationale for 'Carbo-loading' during this period ?
Fourth: If by defination of ' Carbo-loading' is to provide instant energy during the last 3 days of the keep, is it fear to say that it's safer to use simple sugar (glucose) rather than a complex source of energy (Corn)?
Fifth: The 'Cockfight' is being decided in a few minutes only and therefore, chances of dragging the fight to one hour or more is out of the question. Now, why is there a need to load more carbo when those extra calories that was taken in by the bird during the past 11 (in case 0f 14 days keep) or 18 days (in 21 days keep) are deposited in the liver and muscle tissues in the form of glycogen as 'instant' source of reserve energy?
Gusto ko lang ma clarify...! Maraming Salamat!
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