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capon

castrated male fowl, larger than broiler, weighing up to 7 lb; produced either by administration of estrogenic substances or by surgical excision of the testicles.
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Table 2 presents the effect of early caponized on the muscle quantity and quality in 16-week-old male chickens.
This result agreed with Fennell and Scanes (1992a) who reported that the 12-week-old body weight of the 2-week-old caponized male SCWL chicken was higher than the intact male.
Late caponized male chicken possessed rapid low-tempered postmortem myofibril change and hence improve tenderness, which resulted in the more tender and juicy and flavor in capon meat (Chen et al.