Free Access
Anim. Res.
Volume 51, Number 5, September-October 2002
Page(s) 421 - 431


  1. Allemand F., Bordas A., Caffin J.P., Daval S., Diot C., Douaire M., Fraslin J.M., Lagarrigue S., Leclercq B., L'engraissement chez le poulet : aspects métaboliques et génétiques, INRA Prod. Anim. 12 (1999) 257-264.
  2. Cason J.A., Fletcher D.L., Burke W.H., Effects of caponization on broiler growth, Poult. Sci. 67 (1988) 979-981.
  3. Cubiló M.D., Tor M., La castración precoz en la producción de capones, Nuestra Caba na 5 (1999) 72-74.
  4. Cubiló M.D., Tor M., Francesch A., Rendimientos al sacrificio y calidad de la canal en gallos y capones de la raza Penedesenca Negra, XXXVI Symposium de Avicultura WPSA, Valladolid, Spain, 1999, p. 175.
  5. Cubiló M.D., Villalba D., Estany J., Francesch A., Tor M., Efecto de la castración sobre el crecimiento de los gallos de la raza Penedesenca Negra, XXXVII Symposium de Avicultura WPSA, Barcelona, Spain, 2000, p. 167.
  6. D.A.R.P., Diari Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya 879 (1987) 3328-3329.
  7. Fennell M.J., Scanes C.G., Inhibition of growth in chickens by testosterone, 5$\alpha$-dihydrotestosterone, and 19-nortestosterone, Poult. Sci. 71 (1992) 357-366.
  8. Fernandez X., Monin G., Talmant A., Mourot J., Lebret B., Influence of intramuscular fat content on the quality of pig meat. 2. Consumer acceptability of m. longissimus lumborum, Meat Sci. 53 (1999) 67-72.
  9. Fisher P., Mellett F.D., Hoffman L.C., Halothane genotype and pork quality. 1. Carcass and meat quality characteristics of three halothane genotypes, Meat Sci. 54 (2000) 97-105.
  10. Francesch A., Fortuny M.R., Farran M., Garcia- Martín E., Extensive breeding and castration effects on the productivity and carcass quality of local breeds chickens, Proceedings of the International Symposium on basis of the quality of typical Mediterranean animal products, Badajoz, Spain, 1996, p. 487.
  11. Francesch A., Funcionamiento de la conservación de razas de gallinas autóctonas en Catalu na, Arch. Zootec. 47 (1998) 141-148.
  12. Fris Jensen J., Method of dissection of broiler carcasses and description of parts, Papworth's Pendragon Press, Cambridge, 1983.
  13. Griffin H.D., Guo K., Windsor D., Butterwith S.C., Adipose tissue lipogenesis and fat deposition in leaner broiler chickens, J. Nutr. 122 (1992) 363-368.
  14. Hammond J., Growth and development of Mutton qualities in sheep, Oliver and Boyd, London, UK, 1932.
  15. Johnson R.J., Diminution of pulsatile growth hormone secretion in the domestic fowl (Gallus domesticus): evidence of sexual dimorphism, J. Endocrinol. 68 (1988) 331-338.
  16. Kompiang I.P., Gibson W.R., Effect of hypophysectomy and insulin on lipogenesis in cockerels, Horm. Metab. Res. 8 (1976) 340- 345.
  17. Kouba M., Bonneau M., Noblet J., Relative development of subcutaneous, intermuscular, and kidney fat in growing pigs with different body compositions, J. Anim. Sci. 77 (1999) 622-629.
  18. Landauer W., Studies on the creeper fowl XI. Castration and length of bones of the appendicular skeleton in normal and creeper fowl, Anat. Rec. 69 (1937) 247-253.
  19. Leclercq B., Possibilités d'obtention des géno- types maigres en aviculture, INRA Prod. Anim. 2 (1989) 275-286.
  20. Mast M.G., Jordan H.C., Macneil J.H., The effect of partial and complete caponization on growth rate, yield, and selected physical and sensory attributes of cockerels, Poult. Sci. 60 (1981) 1827-1833.
  21. Ono Y., Iwamoto H., Takahara H., Okamoto M., Studies on the growth of skeletal muscle of capon. 1. Effects of castration on the weight of skeletal muscle, abdominal fat, intermuscular fat, skin, bone and viscera, Science Bulletin of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University 34 (1979) 39-46.
  22. Ono Y., Iwamoto H., Takahara H., Studies on the growth of skeletal muscle in capons. 2. Effects of castration on muscle weights in different body parts and individual muscle weights, Science Bulletin of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University 37 (1982) 23-30.
  23. Osman A.M.A., Tawfik E.S., Ristic M., Hebeler W., Klein F.W., Effect of environmental temperature on growth, carcass traits and meat quality of broilers of both sexes and different ages. 3. Report: Tissue composition of breast and thighs, Arch. Geflügelk. 53 (1989) 244-250.
  24. Pampori N.A., Shapiro B.H., Testicular regulation of sexual dimorphism in the ultradian profiles of circulating growth hormone in the chicken, Eur. J. Endocrinol. 131 (1994) 313- 318.
  25. Rahman M.A., Ross S.D., Fanguy R.C., Hyatt D.A., The influence of gonadal development on lipid accretion in commercial broilers, Poult. Sci. 63 (1984) 167.
  26. S.A.S., S.A.S./STAT User's Guide: statistics, S.A.S. Inst. Inc., Cary, North Caroline, 1996.
  27. Scanes C.G., Johnson A.L., Failure of castration to prevent the prepubescent decline in circulating concentration of growth hormone in the domestic fowl, Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. 53 (1984) 398-401.
  28. Sütó Z., Horn P., Jensen J.F., Sorensen P., Csapó J., Carcass traits, abdominal fat deposition and chemical composition of commercial meat chicken during a twenty week growing period, Arch. Geflügelk. 62 (1998) 21-25.
  29. S.N.L.A.F., Syndicat national des labels avicoles : des informations sur les volailles fermières Label Rouge, Retrieved 23 January 2002 from:
  30. Vasilatos Y.R., Cravener T.L., Cogburn L.A., Mast M.G., Wellenreiter R.H., Effect of pattern of administration on the response to exogenous, pituitary-derived chicken growth hormone by broiler-strain pullets, Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. 71 (1988) 268-283.
  31. Villalba D., Cubiló M.D., Tor M., Solanes X., Molina E., Francesch A., Estany, J., Diferencias de crecimiento entre dos líneas de gallinas de raza Penedesenca Negra y un "broiler'', ITEA Inf. Téc. Econ. Agrar. 22 (2001) 93-95.
  32. Welter J.F., The effects of surgical caponization on production efficiency and carcass yield of roosters, Poult. Sci. 55 (1976) 1372-1375.
  33. Yamashita C., Ishimoto Y., Yamada T., Mekada H., Ebisawa S., Studies on the meat quality of broilers. 1. Effect of dietary protein and energy levels on abdominal fat content and meat taste, Jap. Poult. Sci. 12 (1975) 78-82.
  34. York L.R., Mitchell J.D., The effect of estradiol - 17$\beta$-monopalmitate and surgical caponization on production efficiencies, yields and organic characteristics of chicken broiler, Poult. Sci. 48 (1969) 1532-1536.


Copyright INRA, EDP Sciences