INFLUENCE OF AGE SEX ON PROCESSING AND CUT-UP YIELDS OF JAPANESE QUAIL
D. Narahari, R. Prabhakaran, M. Babu, I. Alfred jaya Prasad and A. Thangavel
Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.1987. 18:15-19.
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A study was carried out on 120 Japanese quails to assess the influence of age and sex on their processing and cut-up yields. Ten males and ten females were subjected to slaughter studies at 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 weeks of age to collect necessary data. The feather weight loss was tended to decrease as age advanced. The fasting shrinkage, blood loss, New York dressed weight, ready-to-cook weight and various cut-up parts yields were found to be independent of age and sex of the quail.