The response to two generations of selection to increase eight-week body weight was observed in normal bodied (AAG) and in dwarf-bodied (D2) broiler- breeder population. Strain AAG originated from crossing strain A and strain AG (Dev et al., 1969). Population D2 was closely related to AAG strain. One sub-line (B) in each population was selected for superior eight-week body weight and other sub-line was selected for superior body weight of prospective sires and superior egg weight of dams.
Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume 3, Madrid, Spain, 427–429, 1974
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