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Production traits and alloantigen systems in lines of chickens selected for high or low antibody responses to sheep erythrocytes



Production traits and alloantigen systems in lines of chickens selected for high or low antibody responses to sheep erythrocytes



Poultry Science 69(6): 871-878



The selection of chickens for high (HA) and for low (LA) antibody titers to sheep erythrocytes has produced differences in the selected trait and the correlated responses in body weight, egg production, and erythrocyte antigens. The response to selection continued through 14 generations. There was considerable divergence between lines for erythrocyte alloantigen systems, including the major histocompatibility complex. Females from Line LA were heavier as juveniles and lighter as adults, matured at a younger age, and had higher egg production than those from Line HA. There were no differences between lines for the incidence of defective eggs laid.sbd.except for the percentage of eggs with double-yolks, which was greater for Line LA than HA. The phenotypic correlations of antibody response with growth and with reproductive traits were very low; the genetic correlations were moderate to high for most of these traits.

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DOI: 10.3382/ps.0690871


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