Retrospective analysis of the main level selection attributes when breeding ostriches in closed populations
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Author: Nikolay Ivanovich Sahatskiy, Yulia Vasilyevna Osadchaya, Yu. P. Kuchinskaya
The dynamics of major breeding signs (Struthio camelus) in black-neck and blue-neck subspecies ostriches bred in closed populations for 6 years, including body weight, the dimensions and proportions of the structure, egg production, egg weight, fertility and hatchability is studied. Investigated in 2005 population consisted of a herd of ostriches, imported from South Africa, Greece and Poland, and in 2012 - mostly from their descendants. The parameters of the correlation between the features exterior, productive and reproductive capacity are identified.

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