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Table 1 Trait measurements and abbreviations used in this study

From: Genetic dissection of growth traits in a Chinese indigenous × commercial broiler chicken cross

Trait, units Abbreviation
Live body weight at 2 weeks of age, g BW2
Live body weight at 4 weeks of age, g BW4
Live body weight at 6 weeks of age, g BW6
Live body weight at 8 weeks of age, g BW8
Live body weight at 10 weeks of age, g BW10
Live body weight at 12 weeks of age, g BW12
Growth rate at 0–4 weeks of age, g GR 0–4
Growth rate at 4–8 weeks of age, g GR 4–8
Growth rate at 8–12 weeks of age, g GR 8–12
Shank circumference at 4 weeks of age, cm SC4
Shank circumference at 6 weeks of age, cm SC6
Shank circumference at 8 weeks of age, cm SC8
Shank circumference at 10 weeks of age, cm SC10
Shank circumference at 12 weeks of age, cm SC12
Shank length at 4 weeks of age, cm SL4
Shank length at 6 weeks of age, cm SL6
Shank length at 8 weeks of age, cm SL8
Shank length at 10 weeks of age, cm SL10
Shank length at 12 weeks of age, cm SL12
Stomach weight, g SW
Abdominal fat weight, g AFW
Feed conversion ratio at 6–8 weeks of age FCR 6–8
Feed conversion ratio at 8–10 weeks of age FCR 8–10
Feed conversion ratio at 10–12 weeks of age FCR 10–12