Genetic variation in old native chicken breeds in Sweden

Last changed: 26 May 2010


We are studying the old native chicken breeds in Sweden. These breeds are interesting since they are adapted to the local environment in the regions they traditionally have been kept in. 


The aim is to characterize the genetic variation in these breeds. We will investigate which species that have most genetic variation and how closely the breeds are related to each other. These investigations are important for conservation strategies of these breeds and are also a first step to future investigations of the relationship between traits and specific gene variants.