The effect of the scaleless gene, sc, on growth performance and carcass composition of broilers.

@article{Somes1982TheEO,
  title={The effect of the scaleless gene, sc, on growth performance and carcass composition of broilers.},
  author={Ralph G. Somes and Susan Johnson},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={1982},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={414-23}
}
Two experiments were conducted in which featherless broilers (scaleless, sc/sc) were compared with feathered broilers for growth and body composition characteristics at environmental temperatures of 22, 34, and 38 C. The sc gene reduces growth and efficiency at 22 C but at 38 C the sc/sc broilers gain more, eat more, and are more efficient than feathered… CONTINUE READING