Turkeys: Selective breeding for control of heritable characteristics
AuthorV. S. Asmundson
Author AffiliationsV. S. Asmundson is Professor of Poultry Husbandry and Poultry Husbandman in the Experiment Station, Davis.
Hilgardia 4(1):12-12. DOI:10.3733/ca.v004n01p12. January 1950.
Differences in rate of growth, body weight, conformation, egg production, hatchability, and other characteristics of turkeys are of practical importance to the turkey grower and to the turkey breeder.
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