The Phenotypic and Genetic Parameters of Egg Yield and Some Egg Characteristics in Pekin Duck

Authors: Orhan KARACA, Tufan ALTIN

Abstract: This research was conducted to estimate the phenotypic and genetic parameters of egg production traits in Pekin duck. The age (year) of duck were used to adjust observed egg yield, egg weight, egg length, egg width and shape index. Genetic parameters based on half-sib and full-sib were generally medium-high. Mainly phenotypic correlation between traits were found to be highly significant (P<0.01).

Keywords: Genetic parameters, Egg production, Pekin Duck