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FACTORS AFFECTING GENETIC STUDY ON POST-WEANING BODY WEIGHTS AND GROWTH RATES OF CALIFORNIAN WHITE RABBITS*·

Article Id: ARCC3420 | Page : 39 - 42
Citation :- FACTORS AFFECTING GENETIC STUDY ON POST-WEANING BODY WEIGHTS AND GROWTH RATES OF CALIFORNIAN WHITE RABBITS*·.Indian Journal of Animal Research.2002.(36):39 - 42
K. Poornima, B. Ramesh Gupta, G. Narasimha Rao and A. Satyanarayana**
Address : Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding College of Veterinary Science, Rajendranagar. Hyderabad 500 030, India

Abstract

The effects of month of birth and sex of bunny on the body weights and Average Daily Gains (ADGs) from 6 to 16 weeks of age at bi-weekly intervals of 87 Californian White bunnies was studied. The influence of month of birth was significant on body weights at all the ages and on ADGs at majority of the age intervals studied. Sex of bunny significantly affected body weights and ADGs at all post weaning ages, except the body weight at 14 weeks of age. The estimates of genetic and phenotypic correlations were positive, significant and varied from moderate to high.

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