Phenotype correlation of external and incubation traits of Italian White Goose eggs and goslings after hatching

DOI: 10.18805/ijar.v0iOF.8458    | Article Id: B-657 | Page : 497-501
Citation :- Phenotype correlation of external and incubation traits of ItalianWhite Goose eggs and goslings after hatching .Indian Journal of Animal Research.2018.(52):497-501

Mitroviæ Sreten,  Milojevic Milena and  Ðukic-Stojcic Mirjana

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University of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture,  Serbia.

Submitted Date : 22-11-2016
Accepted Date : 28-02-2017


Based on observations and established results related to reproduction characteristics, i.e. physical and incubation values of the Italian White Goose, following conclusions were drawn: out of 400 incubated eggs, 352 were fertilised (88.00%); 316 goslings were hatched (79% and 89.77% out of the number of inlaid and the number of fertilised eggs respectively); while the mortality during the incubation period (early, medium and late) amounted to 36 dead embryos (9.00% and 11.39%  out of the number of incubated and the number of fertilised eggs respectively). Furthermore, following correlation was established by calculating the coefficients of phenotype correlation between major traits: very weak – between egg weight and egg shape index (rp = 0.180**); absolute – between egg weight and hatching weight of goslings (rp = 0.986***); medium – between egg weight and gosling percentage in the egg weight (rp = 0.477***); weak – between egg shape index and gosling weight (rp = 0.195***); while between the egg shape index and the gosling percentage in the egg weight no statistically significant (P>0.05) correlation was established (rp = 0.031NS).


Correlation Egg weight Egg shape index Geese Gosling weight


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