Effect of caponization in Taiwan country chicken cockerels on growth performance and lipid metabolism.
ABSTRACT : This study examined the caponization effects on the muscle characteristics (quality and quantity) of caponized male chickens fed before or after sexual maturity.
However, reports on the caponization effects on quality and quantity of poultry meat were inconsistent.
2006b) all demonstrated that caponization would enhance chicken growth.
In muscle quality, caponization increases muscular water holding capacity, taste and fiber diameter (Kuo, 2002; Lin, 2003).
There were numerous reports on the influence of the surgical caponization of chickens in the areas of growth performance (Wang, 2001; Lin and Hsu, 2002), taste panel scores (Kuo, 2002), organ and carcass part ratios (Lin and Hsu, 2003b), muscle compositions (Kuo, 2002), muscle physical properties (Lin and Hsu, 2002), skin and muscle color values (Kuo, 2002; Lin and Hsu, 2003b), bone traits (Lin and Hsu, 2003a) and behavior (Wang, 2001).
Each bird in the four pens was deprived of feed for 24 h prior to caponization for the designated caponized group.
Effects of surgical caponization on growth performance, fiber diameter and some physical properties of muscles in Taiwan country chicken cockerels.
Influence of surgical caponization on the carcass characteristics in Taiwan country chicken cockerels.
The effect of partial and complete caponization on growth rate, yield, and selected physical and sensory attributes of cockerels.