2018, Cilt 34, Sayı 4, Sayfa(lar) 279-283
Effects of egg laying week on some egg quality characteristics of Rock partridges (A. graeca)
Kemal Kırıkçı1, Orhan Çetin1, Mustafa Garip1, Aytekin Günlü2
1Selcuk University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Zootechnis, Konya, Turkey
2Selcuk University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department Livestock Economics and Managment, Konya, Turkey
Keywords: Partridge, egg-laying week, egg quality characteristics

Aim: In this study, it was aimed to determine the effects of egglaying week on some egg quality characteristics of rock partridges.

Materials and Methods: Quality characteristics of 160 partridge eggs obtained from 34-41 week ages were investigated. 144 rock partridges in 32 week of ages were used as research material.

Results: It was determined that the effects of egg-laying week on egg weight, shape index, yolk index, albumen index, egg shell weight, shell thickness, Haugh Unite, membrane weight and albumen weight were found statistically important (P<0.05). The effects of egg-laying week on yolk weight was found not important (P>0.05). Egg weight, shape index and yolk index of partridge eggs has been increased according to egg-laying week (P<0.05). While albumen index, shell membrane weight, shell membrane thickness has been decreased with the egg-laying week (P<0.05).

Conclusion: Some internal and external quality characteristics of partridge eggs were determined and also the differences in these characteristics according to egg-laying week were investigated. it can be recommended further investigations should be carried out on the other factors effecting the quality characteristics of partridge eggs.