The Effect of Genotype on Physical Characteristics and Sensory Evaluation of Meat Quality of Slow-Growing Chickens Housed on Pasture
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of three chicken genotypes (Dominant Sussex D104, Dominant Brown D102, Dominant Tinted D723) on meat quality characteristics of cockerels with access to pasture. The chickens were housed in mobile box on pasture from 50th to 77th day of age (stocking density 9.2 chickens per m2). Higher pasture intake was ascertained in genotype Dominant Brown D102 (7.41 g DM/pcs/day) and Dominant Tinted D723 (7.52 g DM/pcs/day). Body weight in 77th day of age (PO.001; 1842 g) and dressing percentage was the highest in chickens Dominant Brown D102 (P=0.036; 68.1%). However, the meat of cockerels Dominant Tinted D723 showed the highest tenderness based on both the sensory evaluation (P=0.022) and the value of share force (P=0.049). It correspond with higher (P
Skřivan Miloš, Prof. Ing., DrSc.
Skřivanová Eva, prof. MVDr., Ph.D.
Čermák Ladislav, Mgr., Ph.D.
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