Thigh of Amakusa the Great (19 weeks of age female)
The left: It is the right after the improvement: The improved front
Of Amakusa the Great (male) time of shipment average weight
Of Amakusa the Great (female) time of shipment average weight
Kumamoto Agricultural Research Center improved growth characteristics of regional chicken by choosing kind chicken (shukei) which laid groundwork for production with specific gene type about four prefectures of regional chicken (there are Amakusa the Great of Kumamoto, the ratio (young bird of Akita and crosses) regional chicken, Okumino of Gifu old (saw) regional chicken, Miyazaki lord of a manor chicken (jitokko) of Miyazaki) in cooperation with the laboratory of agriculture mechanism, Akita livestock experimental station, ki*ken*sankyusho, Miyazaki livestock experimental station and succeeded in increasing the weight at time of shipment. This result leads to four prefectures of regional chicken producer sales increase including Kumamoto.
For details, please see information materials.
(press release) gene selection regional chicken improvement (PDF: 1.49 megabytes)