Table 1

Body weight, body composition and meat quality-related traits
Males + Females Males Females
N Mean CV (%) Min. Max. N Mean CV (%) Min. Max. N Mean CV (%) Min. Max.
body weight and body composition
BW3 (g) 1022 415 14.4 234 603 515 432 14.4 234 603 507 397 12.8 247 545
BW6 (g) 1006 1127 12.8 710 1523 508 1208 11.1 749 1523 498 1045 9.7 710 1373
BW9 (g) 1000 1825 13.4 1193 2478 503 2006 9.4 1341 2478 497 1642 8.1 1193 2089
BW12 (g) 958 2678 16.3 1750 3852 473 3052 8.8 2188 3852 485 2314 8.5 1750 2842
BMY (%) 910 16.5 8.0 12.1 21.7 450 16.2 7.3 12.1 19.9 460 16.8 7.9 12.9 21.7
AFP (%) 914 4.0 39.1 0.6 8.6 451 3.2 42.9 0.6 8.1 463 4.9 26.1 0.6 8.6
LEGP (%) 912 25.7 5.0 21.4 30.8 452 26.4 4.1 23.4 30.1 460 25.0 5.1 21.4 30.8
meat quality traits
pH15 921 6.61 3 5.98 7.03 458 6.62 2.7 5.98 6.97 463 6.6 3.3 5.98 7.03
pHu 931 5.80 1.9 5.42 6.17 459 5.81 1.9 5.45 6.17 472 5.78 1.8 5.42 6.1
L* 935 47.5 6.2 37.0 55.7 464 46.9 6.4 37.0 55.5 471 48.1 5.7 41.4 55.7
a* 940 −1.5 66 −4.9 2.3 466 −1.3 77.5 −4.9 2.3 474 −1.7 54.6 −4.1 1.6
b* 935 8.5 17 4.7 14.7 464 8.3 18.5 4.7 14.7 471 8.7 15.5 5 12.9
DL (%) 909 1.6 38.1 0.2 3.9 449 1.4 37.5 0.2 3.6 460 1.8 35.0 0.22 3.9
SF (N/cm2) 924 18.7 24.6 10.8 48.8 455 18.4 21.9 11.1 43.5 469 19.1 26.7 10.8 48.8
IMF (%) 693 1.0 22.1 0.6 2.1 340 1.0 23.9 0.6 2.1 353 1.1 20.5 0.6 2.0

BW3 = Body weight at 3 weeks; BW6 = Body weight at 6 weeks; BW9 = Body weight at 9 weeks; BW12 = Body weight at 12 weeks.

BMY = Breast meat yield; AFP = Abdominal fat percentage; LEGP = Leg percentage; pH15 = pH at 15 min post-mortem; pHu = ultimate pH.

L* = lightness; a* = redness; b* = yellowness; DL = drip loss; SF = shear force; IMF = Intramuscular fat content.

Chabault et al.

Chabault et al. BMC Genetics 2012 13:90   doi:10.1186/1471-2156-13-90

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