COMBINING ABILITY EFFECTS FOR IMPORTANT BROILER TRAITS OF JAPANESE QUAIL (COTURNIX COTURNIX JAPONICA)

Article Id: ARCC1225 | Page : 127 - 130
Citation :- COMBINING ABILITY EFFECTS FOR IMPORTANT BROILER TRAITS OF JAPANESE QUAIL (COTURNIX COTURNIX JAPONICA).Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2010.(44):127 - 130
N. K. Shit1, N. Ghosh and P. K. Senapati2
Address : Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya Mohanpur, Nadia – 741 252, West Bengal, India

Abstract

Combining ability effects for some broiler traits of Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix
japonica) were studied under warm-humid conditions of West Bengal, India. The data were
collected on pure and cross line quails from a 3 x 3 complete diallel cross experiment for body
weight of individual quail chicks from day old to 8th week of age at fortnight interval and
conformation traits viz., breast angle, keel length and shank length at 6th and 8th weeks of age to
estimate GCA, SCA and reciprocal effects. GCA, SCA and reciprocal effects were significant for
most of the traits studied. The estimates of combining ability effects and heterosis effect of
different genetic groups suggested that the ML (meat line) x SL (synthetic line) cross is suited
best as broiler quail chick.

Keywords

Japanese quail Coturnix coturnix japonica Combining ability effects Broiler traits

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