The genetic preservation of Hungarian speckled Hen and the Speckled transilvanian Naked Neck Hen in Hódmezővásárhely

Benk Ákos and Vidács Lajos: The genetic preservation of Hungarian speckled Hen and the Speckled transilvanian Naked Neck Hen in Hódmezővásárhely. In: Agrár- és vidékfejlesztési szemle, (6) 1. pp. 112-117. (2011)

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University of Szeged Faculty of Agriculture has been dealing with the cross-breeding of Hungarian speckled hen to maintain the species since 1977. We keep two varieties of the Hungarian speckled hen, the featheredneck variant and the bare-neck type on the pilot farm. The three colour variations of the domestic hen species were bred from the Hungarian lea-land bird by the middle of the 20th Century. Because of the spread of intensive poultry keeping the population of this species has become endangered. Beside 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. We examined the egg production, the eggshell colour and the hatching results.

Item Type: Article
Heading title: Animal sciences and wildlife management
Journal or Publication Title: Agrár- és vidékfejlesztési szemle
Date: 2011
Volume: 6
Number: 1
ISSN: 1788-5345
Page Range: pp. 112-117
Language: English
Publisher: Szegedi Tudományegyetem Mezőgazdasági Kar
Place of Publication: Szeged
Event Title: Traditions, innovation, sustainability (2011) (Hódmezővásárhely)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Fajok megőrzése - baromfi, Baromfitenyésztés
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 117. p. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 01. Natural sciences
01. Natural sciences > 01.06. Biological sciences
04. Agricultural sciences
04. Agricultural sciences > 04.02. Animal and Dairy science
Date Deposited: 2022. Jun. 29. 12:55
Last Modified: 2022. Dec. 12. 10:23

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