Divergent selection for growth in Japanese quail under split and complete nutritional environments. 5. Feed intake and efficiency patterns following nineteen generations of selection.

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High (H) and low (L) quail lines divergently selected for 4-wk BW under complete-diet (CD) and split-diet (SD) environments were evaluated to examine changes in feed intake and feed efficiency before and after the age at selection. Progeny from the four quail lines (H-SD, L-SD, H-CD, L-CD) were fed the CD in Generation 17 and the SD in Generation 19. The BW… (More)

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