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ANFS111 Poultry

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Chick
Newly hatched chicken, pheasant, etc. of either sex
Pullet
young female chicken up until egg production is firmly established
Cockerel
immature male chicken
Hen
mature, female, established in egg production, most species
Rooster
mature adult male chicken
Capon
castrated male chicken
Broiler
unsexed meat bird. 3.75-6.5 lbs (6-7.5 weeks old)
Cornish
female meat bird, young, 2.9-3 lbs (4-5 weeks old)
Roaster
male meat bird, older, 7-9 lbs. (8-10 weeks old)
Egg production birds
Leghorn, Indian runner duck
Meat production birds
Commercial white plymouth rock
Dual purpose birds
Rhode Island red, New Hampshire, Plymouth Rock
Strains and lines
further subdivisions of a breed variety usually based on the commercial organization, which is breeding them and producing them
Liver
large red organ
Spleen
red marble
Gall bladder
"green balloon" under liver
Trachea
airway
Lungs
bright red organs
Kidneys
dark brown organs that sit behind the lungs