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EVALUATION ON QUAILS (Coturnix coturnix japonica) GROWTH PERFORMANCE AMONG THE BREEDING CENTRE OF VILLAGE COMMUNITIES IN WEST JAVA

Endang Sujana, Wiwin Tanwiriah, Tuti Widjastuti

Abstract
The study about quails (Coturnix-coturnix japonica) growth performance among the breeding centre on village communities in West Java (Sukabumi, Bogor, Cianjur and Bandung) has been implemented to determine the best quail performance on farms in West Java. The research used quantitative descriptive method to measure the average, standard deviation, and variation coefficient. The total quails we used included 200 day old chicks, 50 from each farm. Variables observed were feed consumption (g), body weight gain average (g), feed conversion and mortality (%). The results showed that the highest body weight, were from Bandung farm at six weeks old (127.9 g). They also had the lowest feed conversion (3.51) and mortality (2%). The conclusion is that the laying quails from Bandung communities breeding centre had the best growth performance among breeding centres in West Java, followed by Cianjur, Bogor and Sukabumi.

Key words: Growth Performance, breeding centre, Quail