An attempt was made to develop a variety of chickens, which could be utilized
as a foundation stock for the process of establishing a hybrid for egg production.
The Golden Montazah is the name given to the new variety which had been developed
in the Montazah Poultry Research Farm from a cross between the Rhode Island
Red and Dokki4, using systems of breeding coupled with selection. The down color
of the Golden Montazah chicks is yellowish red. Sex could be easily detected
at hatching. Light bars cross each feather. While the red and the light bars
of the males are of approximately equal width, in the female the light bars
are approximately one-half of the width of the red bars. This variety of chickens
has a Colombian pattern. The beak is yellowish brown; the shanks and the skin
are yellow. This variety has a single comb and red ear lobes. The Golden Montazah
was found to be superior to Dokki4 with respect to average annual egg production
and average egg weight. This variety of chickens could be more adapted to the
unfavorable conditions imposed in the Egyptian farm.
Taha.H.Mahmoud et al. Agric.Res.Rev.June, 1974:51-60.. (submitted by Prof.
Dr. Taha Hussein Mahmoud, Agriculture Research Center, Ministry of Agriculture,
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