Turkeys: Recent research in breeding, use of lights, handling of hatching eggs, and in feeding
AuthorV. S. Asmundson
Author AffiliationsV. S. Asmundson is Professor of Poultry Husbandry, and Poultry Husbandman in the Experiment Station, Davis.
Hilgardia 2(1):5-15. DOI:10.3733/ca.v002n01p5. January 1948.
Results of several years of experiments in making crosses between broadbreasted and other strains of Bronze turkeys have demonstrated that the differences in weight, width of breast, and other characters are inherited and the indications are that there is a high degree of heritability.
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