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Which of the following is an exotic breed of poultry?
A. Peela
B. Leghorn
C. Kajal
D. Nurie

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Hint: White Leghorn started egg-laying at a relatively older age. These are white coloured, small, and smart birds. Legs are long, yellow, and without feathers. Beak and skin in yellow.

Step by step answer:Leghorn is an exotic breed of poultry. It has the capacity to lay more than 200 eggs per year.
2. The organism used in the preparation of vermicompost is Earthworms.
3. They have high fecundity and the eggs are large-sized white and produced in large quantities.
4. The egg laying days are much more than any other class of breeds introduced in India.
5. They are most suited in comparatively drier parts of India but in rainy or cloudy areas they are
not very successful.
6. The body weight is not much and is not good for the table. They weigh about 2-2.7 kg.
7. These are white coloured, small and smart birds. Legs are long, yellow, and without feathers.
Beak and skin in yellow.
8. The exotic breeds have become quite popular here. According to the standard classification
‘Chickens’ are grouped into many classes which are further subdivided into about fifty breeds.
9. Each breed has several varieties that differ from one another.
10. These breeds can be grouped into American Mediterranean and English breeds common in India
and widely used for chicken, eggs, and meat can be grouped into American Mediterranean and
English breeds.
11. Exotic breeds of fowl popularly reared in our country are white leghorn and Rhode Island red.
12. They are as follows:
A. American breeds; such as Plymouth rock Wyandotte, Rhode Island red, and New
B. English breeds such as Sussex, Cornish, red caps, etc.
C. Mediterranean Class ‘such as leghorns’ white leghorns, Minorca, etc.
Hence, the correct answer is option B

Note: The highest percentage of hatched eggs produced by the indigenous and White Leghorn hens suggests that a need to further investigate the poor hatchability observed in Rhode Island Red, which is a widely distributed breed in the study region. There is a need to substantially reduce mortality of exotic and indigenous chicks managed by rural farmers through the provision of better and effective extension services.
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