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- KHANYILE, K.S., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- World's poultry science journal 2015 v.71 no.3 pp. 505-514
- breeds; chickens; demographic statistics; developing countries; domestication; effective population size; environmental factors; farmers; farming systems; genetic erosion; genetic variation; genome; genotyping; inbreeding; income; linkage disequilibrium; pedigree; production technology; single nucleotide polymorphism; statistical analysis; villages; Africa
- ... Smallholder farmers in Africa and other developing countries raise village chickens under low input production systems characterised by minimal management and veterinary interventions. However, village chickens have a major contribution to village communities as a source of protein, income and cultural needs. The village chickens are described as nondescript birds that have not been developed as a ...