Section 4
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Reasons for the use and conservation of some local genetic resources in poultry

Fraga Benitez, L.M.

Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Montpellier, France, August, 2002 Session 4: 0-4


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Trials were conducted using 3 species: native muscovy duck, native guinea fowl and the naked neck chicken. Two populations were established with the first two species, with animals collected from different farmers. The naked neck gene (NA) was taken from native fowl and afterwards introduced by upgrading in the Leghorn and Plymouth Rock breeds of poultry. The associations between the NA gene and different productive and reproductive characters were studied.

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