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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 16 | Page No.: 2787-2789
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2007.2787.2789
Animal Model Estimation of Genetic Parameters for Most Important Economic Traits in Iranian Native Fowls
A. Ghazikhani Shad , A. Nejati Javaremi and H. Mehrabani Yeganeh

Abstract:
(Co)Variance components and genetic parameters for economic traits in Iranian native fowls were estimated using multivariate animal model analysis with DFREML procedure. The data of four stations of native fowls breeding (Mazandaran: 49536, Esfahan: 23108, West Azarbaijan: 24890 and Fars: 30279) was containing records of cocks and hens collected during period of 1988 to 2006. The recorded traits were Body weight (at 8 weeks or 12 weeks), Age at first egg, egg number at 12 first weeks of production and mean egg weight between 28 to 32 weeks. The most estimated heritabilites, except egg number, were more than 0.20. The highest heritabilites for all traits were related to Fars station, whereas most heritabilites in West Azarbaijan were less than other stations. The heritability for egg number was estimated 0.099±0.018 for Esfahan to 0.322±0.012 for Fars. The estimated heritabilities of body weight were medium to high and varied from 0.228±0.014 for Esfahan to 0.548±0.014 for Fars, While, the heritabilities of mean egg weight were high and ranged from 0.223±0.021 for West Azarbaijan to 0.638±0.013 for Fars. The heritability for age at first egg was estimated 0.270±0.021 for Esfahan to 0.520±0.014 for Fars. The most estimated genetic correlations, except between Body weight and Egg weight and between age at first egg and egg weight, were negative. The direct genetic correlations between maturity age and egg number were high and negative, ranging from -0.384±0.033 to -0.987±0.003 for Mazandaran and Fars, respectively.
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A. Ghazikhani Shad , A. Nejati Javaremi and H. Mehrabani Yeganeh , 2007. Animal Model Estimation of Genetic Parameters for Most Important Economic Traits in Iranian Native Fowls. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 10: 2787-2789.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2007.2787.2789

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2007.2787.2789

 
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