Carcass and Meat Quality Traits of Males and Females of the ?Branca? Portuguese Autochthonous Chicken Breed

2022

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ABSTRACT

Local breeds play a crucial role in the rural economies of many countries, as a considerable valuable genetic resource and, well adapted to the environment, their production can reduce the negative impact of intensive production systems. Portuguese chicken breeds are almost extinct, with the ?Branca? population presenting the most worrying situation. Bred as a dual-purpose breed, the characterization of meat quality is fundamental to the conservation and promotion of this population., by increasing the value on these small-scale farms production. The carcass characteristics and meat quality of the ?Branca? breed were evaluated, showing an interesting physicochemical profile, with good proportion of minerals, essential fatty acids (EFA) and n-3-PUFAs (docosapentanoic (C22:5n-3, DPA), and docosahexaenoic (C22:6n-3, DHA) acids), ensuring that consumers receive a highly nutritional and differentiated product.

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Carcass and Meat Quality Traits of Males and Females of the ?Branca? Portuguese Autochthonous Chicken Breed
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KEYWORDS
poultry; local breeds; carcass yield; mineral composition; fatty acids
PUBLICATION TYPE
Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR
2022
JOURNAL
Animals (Volume 12, Issue 19, Pages 2640-2656, )
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