Journal of the Indonesian Tropical Animal Agriculture
Vol 40, No 1 (2015): March

FRESH-WATER GREEN ALGAE (CHLOROPHYTA) AS A NATURAL PIGMENT FOR MOJOSARI DUCKS

Indarsih, B. (Unknown)
Asnawi, A. (Unknown)
Purnamasari, D.K. (Unknown)



Article Info

Publish Date
01 Mar 2015

Abstract

An experiment in a completely randomize design was undertaken to study the use of fresh-watergreen algae as a yolk coloring agent in Mojosari ducks during a laying period on productiveperformance and egg quality from 36 to 44 wk of age. A total of 80 thirty-six wk?old laying ducks weredivided into four dietary treatments and each of four replicates with 5 birds. Diets were formulated witha commercial concentrate, rice bran and yellow corn (2:4:4) according to a commercial standard diet asa control, and three other dietary treatments with 2, 4 or 8% of green algae were included. Fresh watergreen algae had a significant effect on the feed uptake, egg production, and feed conversion ratio (FCR)(p<0.05). Egg production and FCR improved at added 2 and 4% green algae. No differences wereobserved in egg yolk index, albumen index, Haugh Unit, and egg shell thickness (P>0.05) except eggyolk color. The yolk color increased within 7 days after feeding with the test diets. The present studyindicated that fresh-water green algae could be used as a natural coloring agent in laying ducks and at8% of green algae showed the highest score of (Roche Yellow Color-15).

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Journal Info

Abbrev

JITAA

Publisher

Subject

Agriculture, Biological Sciences & Forestry Earth & Planetary Sciences

Description

Journal of the Indonesian Tropical Animal Agriculture (JITAA) is a double blind peer-reviewed publication devoted to disseminate all information contributing to the understanding and development of animal agriculture in the tropics by publication of original research ...