The Effects of Parent Age, Egg Weight, Storage Length and Temperature on Fertility and Hatchability of Japanese Quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) Eggs


Dere S., Inal S., Caglayan T., Garip M., Tilki M.

JOURNAL OF ANIMAL AND VETERINARY ADVANCES, vol.8, no.7, pp.1289-1291, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ANIMAL AND VETERINARY ADVANCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1289-1291

Abstract

This study was carried out to investigate the effects of egg weight, storage temperature of hatching eggs, parent age and storage length during preincubation period on fertility and hatchability traits in Japanese quail. Totally 5015 eggs data obtained from Japanese quail, in factorial design trial (2x2x4x10), was analysed by General Linear Method (GLM) by using 4 way analysis of variance (10-11 and 14-15 degrees C egg storage temperature, 3 and 6 months of parentage; 10, 10-11, 11-12, >12 g egg weights and 0-9 days egg storage length factors). Inspecting GLM results, differences among fertility averages was statistically significant for egg weight (p = 0.0001), egg storage temperature (p = 0.007) and storage length (p = 0.018) factors and was not statistically significant for parent age factor. Differences among hatchability averages was statistically significant for egg weight (p = 0.005), egg storage temperature (p = 0.0001) and was not statistically significant for storage length and parent age factors.