Carcass characteristics of South African native chicken lines

  title={Carcass characteristics of South African native chicken lines},
  author={Est{\`e} van Marle-K{\"o}ster and Edward Cottington Webb}
Carcass characteristics of the Koekoek, New Hampshire, Naked-Neck, Lebowa-Venda and Ovambo chicken lines were evaluated. The highest dressed-carcass mass was recorded for Ovambo chickens and the highest percentage breast muscle was recorded for Naked-Neck chickens. Percentage fat and fatty acid composition differed between lines (p < 0.05). Carcass mass and fat content of the native chicken lines were less than in a commercial broiler line. It was concluded that the Ovambo and New Hampshire… CONTINUE READING

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