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Table 2 Analyses of variance of body weight of the F2 from rusty plumage and curly feather quail lines

From: Two new plumage mutations in the Japanese quail: "curly" feather and "rusty" plumage

Age At hatch 1 week 3 weeks 5 weeks
Sample size1 348 348 346 347
Mean body weight (g) (SD) 8.1 (0.8) 27.6 (4.5) 105.7 (12.5) 176.7 (17.0)
R2 0.82 0.45 0.47 0.50
Significance of main effects
Hatch ** ns *** ***
Family *** *** *** ***
Sex ** ns ns ***
Feather structure ns ns ** ***
Plumage color ns *** ** *
Contrast (g)
"curly" – "wild-type" -0.08ns 0.8ns 3.8** 6.1***
"rusty" – "wild-type" 0.04ns -2.1*** -3.6** -4.1*
  1. 1: The quail sample was made up of 215 wild-type, 59 curly, 58 rusty, and 16 curly and rusty quail from 17 full-sib families and born in two successive hatches. *: p < 0.05; **: p < 0.01; ***: p < 0.001; ns: not significant.