Genetic parameters for ostrich incubation traits in South Africa

@article{Brand2010GeneticPF,
  title={Genetic parameters for ostrich incubation traits in South Africa},
  author={Z. Brand and S. Cloete and I. Malecki and C. Brown},
  journal={South African Journal of Animal Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={39},
  pages={253-259}
}
Data obtained from a pair-mated ostrich flock located at Oudtshoorn, South Africa, were used to estimate genetic parameters for egg weight (EWT), weight of day-old chicks (CWT), water loss to 21 (WL21) and 35 (WL35) days of incubation, and pipping time (PT) for between 13 806 and 19 913 artificially incubated ostrich eggs during the 2003 – 2006 production years. Data were initially analysed as single traits using ASREML. Covariance components and ratios were subsequently derived from two-trait… Expand
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