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Analysis of the Trend of Age-Related Laying Performance of Quail (Coturnix coturnix)

Analysis of the Trend of Age-Related Laying Performance of Quail (Coturnix coturnix)

Jun Yan Bai*, Zhi Hao Dong, Yu Chen, Jing Yun Li, Ying Lei, You Bing Yang, Kun Peng Shi and Xue Yan Fu

College of Animal Science and Technology, Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang 471023, China

*      Corresponding author: junyanbai@163.com

ABSTRACT

For China yellow quail, Beijing white quail and Korean quail, number of eggs, total egg weight and laying rate begin to soar up with the increase of age from the 8th week to 12th week. Such growth rate declines gradually with the increase of age from the 12th week to the 15th week. The best regression equation for the number of eggs of Beijing white quail, Korean quail and Chinese yellow quail to week-age were: Y=-12.153+1.850X-0.003X3 (R2=0.991), Y=-14.367+3.110X-0.121X2 (R2=0.881) and Y=-12.096+2.954X-0.116X2 (R2=0.833), respectively. The best regression equations of the total egg weight of Beijing white quail, Korean quail and Chinese yellow quail to week-age were: Y=-142.558+21.406X-0.037X3 (R2=0.991), Y=-180.768+38.405X-1.508X2 (R2=0.888) and Y=-150.305+34.794X-1.362X2 (R2=0.882), respectively. The best regression equations of laying rate of Beijing white quail, Korean quail and Chinese yellow quail to week-age were : Y=-162.468+25.068X-0.043X3 (R2=0.988), Y=-170.629+38.775X-1.503X2 (R2=0.901) and Y=-115.539+32.834X-1.283X2 (R2=0.835), respectively. The best regression equation of feed egg ratio of Beijing white quail was Y=34.482-4.695X+0.175X2 (R2=0.929).
 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

August

Vol. 53, Iss. 4, Pages 1201-1601

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