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 Silver 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 new variety
resembles the Light Sussex in plumage color. The silver Montazah was found to
be superior to Dokki 4 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, 1974:97-105. (submitted by Prof.
Dr. Taha Hussein Mahmoud, Agriculture Research Center, Ministry of Agriculture,
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