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Slow Growth, Robustness and Color Differentiation

Since 1967, Hubbard is the uncontested leader in the global market for coloured and alternative products. In addition to their possible colour differentiation, these specific products are also characterised by its slower growth and very good robustness. Speciality chickens have found their rightful place among local traditional breeding practices around the world. Its future will be guided by the necessity to respond to quality guidelines, consumer demand for high(er) animal welfare standards and increased production of poultry sold under strong brand names.

To further strengthen our position as a global leader, Hubbard has intensified its research into the genetics of coloured and alternative products. The Hubbard motto being, "Enable as many people as possible to taste the difference".

Hubbard offers three main categories of Alternative breeder females:

  • Non-recessive range: broilers sharing the phenotypes and characteristics of both parents,
  • Recessive range: broilers showing the male's phenotype,
  • Black range: broilers with black skin and feathers.

Hubbard Black products

The black range produces cross-bred broilers with black legs and feathers (both characteristics inherited from the mother).   Female P6N Age at 5% of production 23 Weight at 5% of production (g) 2,000 Peak production (%) 90 Age of peak production (weeks) 29/30 Number of eggs/hen at 64...

Non recessive products

This range features 3 females with the following characteristics: JA 57: possesses the greatest PS productivity, with more than 227 H.E. at 68 weeks. The hen and broilers are exceptional in their  rusticity JA 57 K: offers the same PS productivity and rusticity, with offspring broilers being feather sexable, JA 87 K: promotes broiler growth, and offers a superior breast yield.   Female JA 57 and...

Recessive products

The recessive range allows broilers bred from these breeders to possess the male's phenotype. Offering a wide range of coloured males, Hubbard will most certainly be able to meet your needs. This range features 3 females with the following characteristics: JA 57 Ki: boasts the best PS productivity, with more than 227 H.E. at 68 weeks, and allows broilers to be feather sexed. Both the breeder female and the broilers are...