Genetic adaptation of White Leghorn hens to life in single cages

Lowry, D.C.; Abplanalp, H.

British Poultry Science 11(1): 117-131

1970


ISSN/ISBN: 0007-1668
PMID: 5445693
DOI: 10.1080/00071667008415797
Accession: 014492829

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Abstract
The study involved 3 populations, each containing 2 sublines. Selection for high egg production under single-cage management had been in operation for 5 generations, and in the 6th and 7th generations hens of each full-sister family were housed under either floor or cage management.