Effects of fattening length, feather colour and sex on some traits in native Turkish geese. II. Carcass traits


Saatcı M., Tilki M., Kaya I., Kirmizibayrak T.

ARCHIV FUR GEFLUGELKUNDE, vol.73, no.1, pp.61-66, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 73 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: ARCHIV FUR GEFLUGELKUNDE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.61-66
  • Keywords: Native Turkish geese, fattening length, sex, feather colour, carcass traits, BROILER GEESE, FINISHER DIET, AGE, SLAUGHTER, WEIGHT, GROWTH, BREED, LIVE

Abstract

The study was conducted to define slaughter yield and carcass composition of native Turkish geese which were fattened under intensive condition. The study was also intended to determine the effects of fattening length, sex and feather colour on the investigated traits. For these aims, in total 145 native Turkish geese at the age of 10 and 12 weeks were slaughtered and carcass characteristics were determined.