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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 3)
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Correlation Between Body Weight and Body Conformation of two Broiler Strains Under the Same Dietery Treatment

H.K. Yahaya, H. Ibrahim and S. Abdulsalam
Corresponding Author:  H.K. Yahaya 

Key words:  Broiler chickens, body conformation, body weight, correlation, , ,
Vol. 4 , (3): 181-183
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March 08, 2012 April 08, 2012 June 15, 2012
Abstract:

The objective of this study is to estimate the correlation between body weight and body conformation of two broiler strains. A total of 200 broiler chickens comprising of 100 Hubbard and 100 Arboracre strains were used in the determination of their correlation between body weight and body conformation from day old to 8 weeks (0-8 weeks) of age. Weekly body weight and body conformations like shank length, keel length, breast width, back length and neck length were taken thrice in a week and the correlation between body weight and the body conformations were computed at the 8th week of the experiment for both strains. Hubbard broiler strain had the correlation of 0. 9416, 0.894, 0.861, 0.897 and 0.963 between body weight and other body conformation while for Arboracre strain, the correlation of 0.967, 0.974, 0.882, 2.935,0.981 and 0.969 were obtained between body weight and back length, shank length, thigh length, keel length, breast width and back length respectively. The correlation between other body conformations range between 0.977 and 0.795, all indicating strong positive correlations. Hence, there is a strong linear relationship between body weight, neck length, shank length, thigh length, keel length, breast width and back length for both Hubbard and Arboracre strains.
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H.K. Yahaya, H. Ibrahim and S. Abdulsalam, 2012. Correlation Between Body Weight and Body Conformation of two Broiler Strains Under the Same Dietery Treatment.  International Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 4(3): 181-183.
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