Comparing slow-growing chickens produced by two- and three-way crossings with commercial genotypes. 2. Carcass quality and blood parameters

Sarica M., Yamak U. S., Turhan S., Boz M. A., Saricaoglu F. T., Altop A.

EUROPEAN POULTRY SCIENCE, vol.78, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 78
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1399/eps.2014.30
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Broiler, slow growth, carcass, blood parameters, meat composition, meat quality, meat color, ROUGE PRODUCTION SYSTEMS, 3 TURKEY GENOTYPES, MEAT QUALITY, FREE-RANGE, GROWTH-PERFORMANCE, STOCKING DENSITIES, OUTDOOR ACCESS, RAISED INDOORS, TRAITS, SLAUGHTER
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes


This study examined live weight, carcass traits, meat quality and blood parameters of slow-and medium-growing chickens at 84 days of age and compared them with those of commercial slow-and fast-growing genotypes. A total of 2,240 chicks were used in the study. Day-old chicks were wing-banded, and 280 mixed male and female chicks from each genotype were randomly allocated to one of four 1.7 x 3 m compartments. At 84 days of age, 10 males and 10 females per genotype from each compartment were slaughtered, and the following characteristics were evaluated: slaughter weight and carcass traits; meat pH, color values (L* a* b*), water-holding capacity (WHC), chemical composition and texture, blood-serum parameters.