No. 37 (2009)
Articles

The analysing of value measuring features of Hungarian speckled hen

Published December 21, 2009
Ákos Benk
Szegedi Tudományegyetem Mezőgazdasági Kar, Hódmezővásárhely
Lajos Vidács
Szegedi Tudományegyetem Mezőgazdasági Kar, Hódmezővásárhely
Ágnes Baginé Hunyadi
Debreceni Egyetem Agrár- és Műszaki Tudományok Centruma, Debrecen
Imre Mucsi
Szegedi Tudományegyetem Mezőgazdasági Kar, Hódmezővásárhely
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APA

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.

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