Genetic and phenotypic correlations between growth and reproductive traits in meat-type pigeons

I. Meleg, P. Horn

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Phenotypic and genetic correlations of quantitative traits were estimated in an auto sexing meat-type pigeon population. The pigeons were kept in pairs in a specially designed three tier cage system, in a windowless environmentaly controlled house at a constant 12 hour light period thro-ughout the year. For the estimation of correlations related to bodyweight at different ages, data of 220 sire-son and dam-daughter pairs were used. In the estimation of correlations related to production traits the data of 321 dam-daughter pairs were analysed. The phenotypic (rP) and genetic (rG) correlations between the traits studied were: 28 days body weight - adult body weight in males rP: 0.88, rG: 0.57, in females rP: 0.77, rG: 0.62, number of eggs produced per year - body weight at 28 days of age rP: -0.04, rG: -0.54, hatchability - number of eggs produced per year rP: 0.11, rG: 0.02, hatchability - number of squabs hatched per year rP: 0.78, rG: 0.17, hatchability - total weight of squabs produced per year rP: 0.74, rG: 0.17.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-88
Number of pages3
JournalArchiv fur Geflugelkunde
Volume62
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1998

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Columbidae
phenotypic correlation
growth traits
reproductive traits
pigeons
Meat
genetic correlation
Body Weight
meat
Eggs
Growth
body weight
dams (mothers)
Light
Weights and Measures
sex determination analysis
photophase
quantitative traits
Population
sires

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Genetic and phenotypic correlations between growth and reproductive traits in meat-type pigeons. / Meleg, I.; Horn, P.

In: Archiv fur Geflugelkunde, Vol. 62, No. 2, 03.1998, p. 86-88.

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