An assessment of embryonic mortality stages in Chukar partridge (Alectoris chukar) by means of classification tree method

Karabag K., Mendes M., Alkan S., Balcioglu M. S.

ARCHIV FUR GEFLUGELKUNDE, vol.74, no.4, pp.269-273, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 74 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.269-273
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Classification tree method is a potentially powerful tool to predict membership of cases in the classes of a categorical dependent variable. The use of classification tree is not widespread in the fields of agriculture. Egg weight, shell thickness, shell weight, shell ratio, egg width, egg length, egg volume, shell surface area were chosen for investigating of their influence on embryonic mortality stages in fertilized eggs of Chukar partridge. All measured and calculated egg parameters were analyzed by classification tree method in this study.