Genetic Parameters of Egg Defects and Egg Quality in Layer Chickens

In a collaborative trial involving researchers from Poland, the US and the UK - including two genetic companies - it was was found that genetic correlations among egg defect traits that were related to shell quality were positive and moderate to strong, suggesting that they could be grouped into one category for selection purposes. High-producing hens had a lower frequency of egg defects.
calendar icon 13 August 2012
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