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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 18 | Page No.: 3215-3219
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2007.3215.3219
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Genetic Trend in Economic Traits in Iranian Native Fowl

S.H. Ghorbani and M.A. Kamali

Genetic parameters were estimated in base population of a closed experimental strain fowl, from data issued from 13 successive generations of selection. This population had been selected for body weight at 12 weeks of age (BW12) and egg number during the first 12 weeks of laying period (EN), mean egg weight at 28th, 30th, 32nd weeks and Age at Sexual Maturity (ASM). Data were obtained on 35461 Iranian native hens belonging to breeding center for Fars province in Iran. The method of multi-traits restricted maximum likelihood with an animal model was used to estimate genetic parameters. Resulting heritabilities for BW12, EN, EW and ASM were 0.58, 0.34, 0.62 and 0.49, respectively. Genetic correlations between BW12 and EN, EW and ASM were -0.06, 0.49 and 0.02, respectively. Genetic correlations between EN and EW and ASM were -0.26 and-0.77, respectively, while between EW and ASM, it was 0.20. The overall predicted genetic gains, after 13 generations of selection, estimated by the regression coefficients of the breeding value on generation number were equal to 9.55, 0.99, 0.05 and -1.66, for BW12, EN, EW and ASM, respectively.
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S.H. Ghorbani and M.A. Kamali , 2007. Genetic Trend in Economic Traits in Iranian Native Fowl. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 10: 3215-3219.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2007.3215.3219






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