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Evaluating Broiler Breeders For Future Meat Production. Created By: Jerry Taylor Agriculture Teacher Madison CO High Georgia Department of Agricultural Curriculum July 2003. Factors To Consider When Evaluating Broiler Breeders. Deformities – Automatic Cull Body Conformation- 60% of total.

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evaluating broiler breeders for future meat production
Evaluating Broiler Breeders For Future Meat Production

Created By: Jerry Taylor

Agriculture Teacher Madison CO High

Georgia Department of Agricultural

Curriculum July 2003

factors to consider when evaluating broiler breeders
Factors To Consider When Evaluating Broiler Breeders
  • Deformities – Automatic Cull
  • Body Conformation- 60% of total.
  • Breast Meat Quantity-40% of total.
broiler deformities
Broiler Deformities

Blind in one eye

Severely Crossed beak

Crooked neck

Severely crooked back

Severely crooked keel

One or more solid black feathers in wing or tail.

No tail feathers

Green shank

Severely crooked toe

Leg & foot abnormalities that affect the bird’s walk

evaluating broiler breeder body conformation
Evaluating Broiler Breeder Body Conformation
  • Objectively comparing the shape and size of body parts relative to each other.
  • A )Width across shoulders
  • B) Length of back
  • C) depth of body
  • D) length of keel
  • E) spring of ribs
  • F) width across hips
evaluating broiler breeder breast meat quantity
Evaluating Broiler Breeder Breast Meat Quantity
  • Bird 1 has a short breast.
  • Bird 2 has a long breast.

1 2

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Evaluating Broiler Breeder Breast Meat Quantity
  • 1. Has a shallow breast with poor depth of muscle.
  • 2. Has a deep breast indicating good depth of muscle.

1 2

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Evaluating Broiler Breeder Breast Meat Quantity
  • 1) A narrow breast indicates poor width of muscling.
  • 2) A Wide breast indicates good width of muscling.

1 2

select the 4 best broilers out of this group of 8
Select the 4 best broilers out of this group of 8.

Crossed beak

2

4

1

3

Brown Feather in tail.

Black Feather in tail.

5

7

8

6

select the 4 best broilers out of this group of 89
Select the 4 best broilers out of this group of 8.

Crossed beak

2

4

1

3

X

X

X

Brown Feather in tail.

Black Feather in tail.

5

7

8

6

X