The Effect of the Box-Cox-transformation on the estimation of genetic parameters for egg production traits in laying hens


Savas T. , PREISINGER R., ROHE R., KALM E.

ZUCHTUNGSKUNDE, vol.71, no.5, pp.380-391, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Title of Journal : ZUCHTUNGSKUNDE
  • Page Numbers: pp.380-391

Abstract

The performance in laying hens is influenced by an annual decrease of rate of genetic progress. Breeders of laying hens are forced to use improved statistical methods and models to be competitive. One obstacle of statistical analysis of egg production data is its strong deviation from the normal distribution.