Effect of short-term divergent selection for 5-week body weight on growth characteristics of Japanese quail


ALKAN S., MENDEŞ M., KARABAĞ K., BALCIOĞLU M. S.

ARCHIV FUR GEFLUGELKUNDE, vol.73, no.2, pp.124-131, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 73 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: ARCHIV FUR GEFLUGELKUNDE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.124-131

Abstract

This study was carried out to investigate the effect of short-term divergent selection for 5-week body weight on growth characteristics of Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) and to compare these characteristics with the non-selected randombred control base population. For this aim, Gompertz growth curve model was fitted to body weight-age data of quails in each group.