Heterosis and developmental stability of body and organ weights at hatch for parental line broiler breeders and specific crosses among them.

Body, yolk sac, left and right shanks with toes, empty left and right ceca, left and right lungs, heart, and bursa of Fabricius weights were obtained at hatch for 50 chicks from each of five commercial broiler parental lines (three sire and two dam) and three F1 crosses involving them. Differences among stocks and between sexes were inconsistent among… CONTINUE READING