Allometric growth of body components in 11 generations selected Japanese quails of different lines

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

ARCHIV FUR GEFLUGELKUNDE, vol.75, no.1, pp.13-19, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 75 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.13-19
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of divergent selection on allometric growth parameters between the body components in 11 generations selected Japanese quails from different lines by using simple monophasic function. The birds were obtained from four genetic lines selected for 11 generations for either high (HL) or low body weight (LL) at a- five weeks of age, a randomly bred control line (C) and a layer line (L) selected for egg production over 120 days. The weekly left and right sides of thigh, back, carcass and breast of quails were collected from five weeks of age to eight weeks of age