Table 1

Body composition traits of F2 individuals from F1 crosses of divergent chicken lines selected for high or low growth (mean ± standard deviation)

Trait

Male

(N = 371)

Female

(N = 324)


Breast meat weight, g

69.22 ± 9.54

58.16 ± 8.96

Breast meat yield, %

5.57 ± 0.41

5.82 ± 0.48

Abdominal fat weight, g

18.86 ± 11.29

18.52 ± 11.24

Abdominal fat yield, %

1.48 ± 0.80

1.80 ± 0.98

Pectoralis major weight, g

51.24 ± 7.16

42.86 ± 6.77

Pectoralis major yield, %

4.12 ± 0.32

4.29 ± 0.37

Pectoralis minor weight, g

17.94 ± 2.73

15.30 ± 2.45

Pectoralis minor yield, %

1.44 ± 0.14

1.53 ± 0.15

Thigh + drumstick weight, g

142.16 ± 18.10

109.48 ± 16.05

Thigh + drumstick yield, %

11.43 ± 0.39

10.97 ± 0.46


Ankra-Badu et al. BMC Genomics 2010 11:107   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-107

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