Volume 2, Issue 6, December 2017, Page: 68-70
Influence of Genotype and Hen Age on the Egg Shape Index
Ahmed Sami Shaker, Department of Animal Production, Agricultural Research Centre, Sulaimani, Iraq
Shahla Mohammed Said Kirkuki, Faculty of Animal Production, Sulaimani University, Sulaimani, Iraq
Shangaberry Rawf Aziz, Department of Animal Production, Agricultural Research Centre, Sulaimani, Iraq
Bakhan Jalil Jalal, Department of Animal Production, Agricultural Research Centre, Sulaimani, Iraq
Received: Sep. 3, 2017;       Accepted: Sep. 28, 2017;       Published: Nov. 8, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijbbmb.20170206.12      View  2080      Downloads  149
Shape index was a good indicator to characterize species as well as for egg quality. It seems that shape index affected by genetic and environment factors. In this study, the aim was to determine the influence of genotype and age on the shape index. A total of 789 eggs were collected from four genetic lines (Black, Black with brown neck, White Shank feather and White non-Feathering shank) of the Kurdish Chickens when the hens 52 - 65 week-old. Results indicated that significant differences were observed between the four genetic lines in shape index. White non-feathering shank (WNFS) followed by Black with brown neck (BBN) significantly (P ≤ 0.05) had higher shape index compared with Black (B) and White shank feather (WSF). Moreover, shape index did not significantly affected by interaction between different breeds and different period’s age (week) due to the uniform of egg shape and because it falls within the normal range.
Local Chicken, Shape Index, Genetic, Breadth, Length
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Ahmed Sami Shaker, Shahla Mohammed Said Kirkuki, Shangaberry Rawf Aziz, Bakhan Jalil Jalal, Influence of Genotype and Hen Age on the Egg Shape Index, International Journal of Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2017, pp. 68-70. doi: 10.11648/j.ijbbmb.20170206.12
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