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

Moiseyeva, Irina G, Romanov, Michael N, Kovalenko, A T, Mosyakina, T V, Bondarenko, Yu V, Kutnyuk, P I, Podstreshny, A P, Nikiforov, Andrey A (2007) The Poltava chicken breed of Ukraine: its history, characterization and conservation. Animal Genetic Resources Information, 40 . pp. 71-78. ISSN 2078-6336. E-ISSN 2078-6344. (doi:10.1017/S1014233900002212) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:46623)

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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.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1017/S1014233900002212
Additional information: Dedication: The authors dedicate this paper to the memory of their senior colleague and teacher Vera Dmitrievna Lukyanova (1927-2006), the former Director of the Poultry Research Institute (UAAS), Borky, who contributed to the breeding and selection improvement of the Poltava Clay chickens in the 1960s-1990s. (Spanish abstract).
Uncontrolled keywords: characterization; chicken; conservation; history; Poltava; Ukraine
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH75 Conservation (Biology)
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Biosciences
Signature Themes: Food Systems, Natural Resources and Environment
Depositing User: Mike Romanov
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2015 21:40 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:18 UTC
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