Phenotypic Connection of the Main Body Parts of Rabbits and Layers

Kuzelov, Aco and Savinok, Oksana and Atanasova, Elena (2011) Phenotypic Connection of the Main Body Parts of Rabbits and Layers. In: Biotechnology in Animal Husbandry.

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Nowadays in some west European countries increase the need of
rabbit meat .The production of rabbit’s meat in these countries is based on some
practical knowledge and methods of selection and breeding. The success in
production of this kind of meat depends from the rabbit’s fat or from the quality of
the body during the transport (confectioning meat). That is the reason why in these
countries the selection of rabbits is making with a big attention. That is why is
important to examine the phenotypic connection of the slaughter’s characteristics
during the confirmation of the optimal selective criterion. The mass of the thighs
and the mass of the muscle layer of the thighs are very important for the rabbit’s
selection. The thigh’s mass has strong phenotypic correlation and full genetic
correlation with the mass of the clean body. The purpose of this investigation is to
find the range of connection of the thigh’s dissection based on correlative and
regressive analysis in the prediction of the thigh’s meat contribution and also from
the clean body. Based on the obtained results we can conclude that the mass of the
thighs is a reliable indicator as to the yield of the thigh as for the whole body

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: rabbit’s meat, phenotypic correlation, genotypic correlation
Subjects: Agricultural Sciences > Other agricultural sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Depositing User: Aco Kuzelov
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2012 14:12
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2013 13:23

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