Genetic changes in growth curve parameters in Japanese quail lines divergently selected for body weight

KARABAĞ K., Alkan S., Karsli T., Balcioglu M. S.

EUROPEAN POULTRY SCIENCE, vol.81, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 81
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1399/eps.2017.205
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Quail, genetics, selection, growth curve, Richard's model, genetic correlation, heritability, COTURNIX-COTURNIX-JAPONICA, NUTRITIONAL ENVIRONMENTS, EGG-PRODUCTION, ABDOMINAL FAT, LIVE-WEIGHTS, CARCASS, TRAITS, RESPONSES, CONVERSION, SLAUGHTER
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the effects of 11 generations of divergent selection on 5-week body weight in Japanese quail on both phenotypic and genetic variations of parameters of the Richards growth model. In total, 589 birds from a high body weight line (HL), a low body weight line (LL) and a random bred control line (C) were used in the study.