Quality traits of goose eggs: 1. Effects of goose age and storage time of eggs


TİLKİ M. , İNAL Ş.

ARCHIV FUR GEFLUGELKUNDE, vol.68, no.4, pp.182-186, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIV FUR GEFLUGELKUNDE
  • Page Numbers: pp.182-186
  • Keywords: geese, egg quality, age, storage time, HAUGH UNIT CORRECTION, BROILER BREEDER AGE, WEIGHT

Abstract

The effects of age and storage time on some interior and exterior egg properties in INRA geese were evaluated. For 1, 2 and 3 years old geese the mean values for fresh egg weight (without storage) were 144.2, 148.2 and 172.3 g (P < 0.001), for egg weight loss 2.37, 2.06 and 1.72% (P < 0.001), for shell weight 18.7, 18.4 and 20.1 g (P < 0.001), for shell ratio 13.3 12.7 and 11.9% (P < 0.001), for egg shell thickness 0.55, 0.51 and 0.51 nmm (P < 0.001), for shape index 68.0, 68.6 and 68.0%, for albumen weight 77.0, 80.4 and 96.7 g (P < 0.001), for albumen ratio 54.6, 55.3 and 57.1% (P < 0.001), for yolk weight 45.1, 46.6 and 52.5 g (P < 0.001), for yolk ratio 32.2, 32.0 and 31.1% (P < 0.01), respectively. The mean values for Haugh unit, albumen index and yolk index in freshly broken eggs (without storage) were 71.5, 8.29% and 36.8%, respectively.