long-term comparisons of eight-week body weight for a randombred line of chickens reared at two locations.for 36 generations, 8-wk body weight was measured in athens-canadian randombred males and females reared at the southern regional poultry genetics laboratory (srpgl) and at virginia polytechnic institute and state university. regressions of this trait on generations ranged from -.7 g for females reared in virginia to -2.6 g for males reared at the srpgl. chickens were consistently heavier at the srpgl, where a broiler diet was fed, than at virginia, where the diet was considerably lower in prote ...19947971679
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