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The Poltava chicken breed of Ukraine: its history, characterization and conservation

  • I.G. Moiseyeva (a1), M.N. Romanov (a2), A.T. Kovalenko (a3), T.V. Mosyakina (a3), Yu.V. Bondarenko (a3), P.I. Kutnyuk (a3), A.P. Podstreshny (a3) and A.A. Nikiforov (a1)...
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Poltava chickens are native to Ukraine, with a remarkable history, genetics and economic traits. They include three varieties: Clay, Cuckoo and Black. The Poltava Clay variety exemplifies what can be achieved by thorough selection in transforming a local, low production chicken population into an established breed with high performance characteristics and selected line structure. Two other varieties, the Cuckoo and Black, are extinct but plans for their restoration are underway.

Las aves Poltava son originarias de Ucrania y poseen unos rasgos genéticos y económicos y una historia importante. Incluyen tres líneas: Clay, Cuckoo y Black. La línea Poltava Clay es un ejemplo de lo que se puede conseguir a través de la selección transformando una población local de aves de baja producción en una línea estable con características de alto rendimiento y estructura selecta. Las otras dos variedades, Cuckoo y Black, se han extinguido pero existen planes actualmente para su recuperación.

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