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Table 3 Differences between jumbo and gray Japanese quail strains in marketing body weight and carcass characteristics

From: Genetic and physiological variation in two strains of Japanese quail

Indices Body weight (g) Dressing (%) Liver (%) Heart (%) Intestine (%) Gizzard (%) Proventriculus (%) Spleen (%) Carcass yield (%)
Quail strain Gender
Jumbo Male 296.0 75.96 1.673c 0.913 3.472c 2.026a 0.410 0.079 80.57
Jumbo Female 329.3 68.93 2.275a 0.815 6.318a 1.795b 0.465 0.124 73.82
Gray Male 254.7 71.21 1.187d 0.762 3.995b 1.934ab 0.314 0.056 75.09
Gray Female 304.0 59.06 2.034b 0.644 6.061a 1.985a 0.335 0.084 63.72
SEM   8.320 1.936 0.125 0.030 0.377 0.033 0.019 0.008 1.919
Quail strain
 Jumbo   312.7a 72.44a 1.974a 0.864a 4.895 1.910 0.437a 0.101a 77.19a
 Gray   279.3b 65.13b 1.611b 0.703b 5.028 1.959 0.324b 0.070b 69.41b
 SEM   3.186 0.900 0.028 0.011 0.066 0.034 0.010 0.005 0.937
Gender
 Male   275.3b 73.58a 1.430b 0.837a 3.733b 1.980 0.362b 0.068b 77.83a
 Female   316.7a 64.00b 2.155a 0.730b 6.189a 1.890 0.400a 0.104a 68.77b
 SEM   3.186 0.900 0.028 0.011 0.066 0.034 0.010 0.005 0.937
Source of variation, p-value
 Quail strain < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 0.191 0.335 < 0.001 0.002 < 0.001
 Gender < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 0.095 0.032 0.001 < 0.001
 Quail strain × gender 0.114 0.079 0.015 0.582 0.003 0.018 0.282 0.253 0.120
  1. Means in the same column within each classification bearing different letters are significantly different
  2. SEM standard error of means
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