Comparison of breast muscle traits and meat quality characteristics in 2 commercial chicken hybrids.

  title={Comparison of breast muscle traits and meat quality characteristics in 2 commercial chicken hybrids.},
  author={Massimiliano Petracci and Federico Sirri and Maurizio Mazzoni and Adele Meluzzi},
  journal={Poultry science},
  volume={92 9},
A trial was conducted to compare muscle traits and meat quality characteristics of the pectoralis muscle in 2 chicken commercial hybrids having standard (SBY) and high breast yield (HBY), respectively. A total of 2,124 one-day-old male chicks, equally divided into 2 experimental groups represented by strains (SBY and HBY), were grown using homogenous conditions and fed the same standard diets until reaching live weight of 4.2 kg at 53 and 55 d for the SBY and HBY groups, respectively. Thirty… CONTINUE READING


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