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Research Article

Phenotypic Correlation Between Egg Weight and Egg Linear Measurements of the French Broiler Guinea Fowl Raised in the Humid Zone of Nigeria

Volume 1 - Issue 1

Dzungwe JT, Gwaza DS* and Egahi JO

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    • Department of Animal Breeding and Physiology, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria

    *Corresponding author: Gwaza DS, Department of Animal Breeding and Physiology, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria

Received: September 27, 2018;   Published: October 4, 2018

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Summary

This study was carried out in Funtua, Kastina State. A total of 119 Eggs of the French broiler guinea fowl were sourced at Songhai Agricultural center Funtua, Kastina State. The eggs were measured for egg linear measurements and egg length and egg width. Data obtained was subjected to statistical package for analysis [1]. The correlations between body weight and body linear measurements were determined using pearsons product moment correlation coefficient (r). Phenotypic correlation between egg weight and egg linear measurements was also determined. Egg weight had positive and significant (P<0.05) correlation with egg length (0.275) and egg width (0.496). The correlation between egg shell index was negative (-0.058). The result shows that Egg weight can be improved by selection for egg length and width French broiler guinea fowl populations.

Keywords: Broiler-Guinea-Fowl; Correlation; Egg Linear Measurement; Egg-Weight

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