African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6358

Full Length Research Paper

Growth performance of royal purple and white guinea fowl varieties and their crosses under an intensive management system

Patrick Kgwatalala
  • Patrick Kgwatalala
  • Department of Animal Science and Production, Faculty of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, P/Bag 0027, Sebele, Gaborone, Botswana.
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Freddy Manyeula
  • Freddy Manyeula
  • Department of Animal Science and Production, Faculty of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, P/Bag 0027, Sebele, Gaborone, Botswana.
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Candy Sefemo
  • Candy Sefemo
  • Department of Animal Science and Production, Faculty of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, P/Bag 0027, Sebele, Gaborone, Botswana.
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  •  Received: 24 February 2020
  •  Accepted: 13 May 2020
  •  Published: 30 September 2020

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