Feather pecking behaviour in White Leghorns, a genetic study.

@article{Kjaer1997FeatherPB,
  title={Feather pecking behaviour in White Leghorns, a genetic study.},
  author={Joergen B Kjaer and Poul S\orensen},
  journal={British poultry science},
  year={1997},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={333-41}
}
1. Genetic variables of feather pecking (FP) behaviour in a 1993 commercial pure line of White Leghorns were estimated at the age of 6, 38 and 69 weeks. 2. Heritability estimates of performing FP were 0.05 +/- 0.06, 0.14* +/- 0.07 and 0.38** +/- 0.12 for 6, 38 and 69 weeks respectively for sum of pecks (PECKS) and 0.13* +/- 0.07, 0.13* +/- 0.07 and 0.35** +/- 0.12 for sum of bouts (BOUTS). 3. Heritability estimates of receiving FP were not significantly different from 0 except at 6 weeks (0.15… CONTINUE READING

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