publication . Article . Other literature type . 2014

Heritability and Repeatability Estimates of Some Measurable Traits in Meat Type Chickens Reared for Ten Weeks in Abeokuta, Nigeria

A. J. Sanda; O. Olowofeso; M. A. Adeleke; A. O Oso; S. O. Durosaro; M. O. Sanda;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2014
Abstract
A total of 150 meat type chickens comprising 50 each<br> of Arbor Acre, Marshall and Ross were used for this study which<br> lasted for 10 weeks at the Federal University of Agriculture,<br> Abeokuta, Nigeria. Growth performance data were collected from the<br> third week through week 10 and data obtained were analysed using<br> the Generalized Linear Model Procedure. Heritability estimates (h2)<br> for body dimensions carried out on the chicken strains ranged from<br> low to high. Marshall broiler chicken strain had the highest h2 for<br> body weight 0.46±0.04, followed by Arbor Acre and Ross with h2<br> being 0.38±0.12 and 0.26±0.06, respectively. The repeatab...
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Medical Subject Headings: animal structures
free text keywords: Broiler chicken strains, heritability, repeatability, traits.
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2014

Heritability and Repeatability Estimates of Some Measurable Traits in Meat Type Chickens Reared for Ten Weeks in Abeokuta, Nigeria

A. J. Sanda; O. Olowofeso; M. A. Adeleke; A. O Oso; S. O. Durosaro; M. O. Sanda;