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RECORD NUMBER: 31 OF 73
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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.|
|Additional Subjects||Growth ; Poultry ; Birds ; Selection ; Weight(Mass) ; Feeding stuffs ; Water consumption ; Maturation ; Statistical analysis ; Tables(Data) ; Reprints ; Coxturnix coturnix ; Japanese quail|
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.