Benk, Ákos, Vidács, L., Baginé Hunyadi, Ágnes, & Mucsi, I. (2009). The analysing of value measuring features of Hungarian speckled hen. Acta Agraria Debreceniensis, (37), 17-23. Retrieved from https://ojs.lib.unideb.hu/actaagrar/article/view/2777
Our College has been dealing with the crossbreeding of two Hungarian speckled hen breeds, the bare-neck and the featheredneck, to maintain the breeds since 1977. Apart from the gene preservation, we endeavour to find the best way for the production-purpose utilisation of the speckled hen stock. On the basis of our experiments the laying hens can be used in small-scale egg production. As for meat production, these pure-breds cannot compete with the various types of the colour-feathered hybrid constructions available in Hungary. On the basis of the results of the cross-breeding with cock-lines of various hybrid types for direct production purposes we can conclude that the Hungarian speckled hen is suitable as a mother line to produce meat-type chickens in alternative breeding systems.