Effects of selection on allometric relationships between egg components and egg weight in Japanese quails of different lines


Alkan S., Mendes M., Karabag K., Karsli T.

ARCHIV FUR GEFLUGELKUNDE, vol.74, no.2, pp.121-125, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 74 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIV FUR GEFLUGELKUNDE
  • Page Numbers: pp.121-125

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine allometric relationships between egg components and egg weight in 11 generations of selected Japanese quails from different lines. The birds were obtained from four genetic lines selected for 11 generations for either high (HL) or low body weight (LL) at five weeks of age, a randomly bred control line (C) and a layer line (L) selected for egg production over 120 days.