Articles | Volume 60, issue 4
Arch. Anim. Breed., 60, 427–437, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-60-427-2017
Arch. Anim. Breed., 60, 427–437, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-60-427-2017

Original study 28 Nov 2017

Original study | 28 Nov 2017

Breast meat quality of chickens with divergent growth rates and its relation to growth curve parameters

Philipp C. Muth and Anne Valle Zárate

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It has been stressed that increasing the growth velocity and muscle mass in chickens possibly resulted in trade-offs regarding product quality. Therefore, this research aimed at comparing the breast meat quality of chickens with divergent growth rates. The results suggest that selection on high growth rates could be associated with increased pH when the body weight of fast-growing birds reaches about 40 to 60 % of their growth potential and, possibly, also with increased cooking loss.