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Main Title Hatch Weight Selection: Effect on Post-Hatch Growth in the Japanese Quail 'Coturnix coturnix japonica'.
Author Laskey, J. W. ; Edens, F. W. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.;North Carolina State Univ. at Raleigh.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/J-85/182;
Stock Number PB86-117272
Additional Subjects Growth ; Poultry ; Birds ; Selection ; Weight(Mass) ; Feeding stuffs ; Water consumption ; Maturation ; Statistical analysis ; Tables(Data) ; Reprints ; Coxturnix coturnix ; Japanese quail
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-117272 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 7p
The post-hatch growth of Japanese quail, weight selected at hatch, was investigated. The quail were grouped according to hatch weight. Group III quail were 25 and 12% heavier at hatching than Group I and II quails, respectively, and reached a mature body weight which was 38 and 12% heavier than Group I and II quails, respectively. Gompertz growth parameters were not different in any of the groups. Feed and water consumption (g/kg body weight) rates were not significantly different among the three groups.