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Variation in sex ratio between progeny groups in dairy cattle


Highly significant differences between progeny groups have been found in the Israeli-Frisian breed of cattle. The standard deviations between groups in the proportion of males was estimated to be 1.5%. Significant correlations between sire and son and between half-sibs in the sex ratio of their progeny suggest that the differences may have a genetic basis.

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Bar-Anan, R., Robertson, A. Variation in sex ratio between progeny groups in dairy cattle. Theoret. Appl. Genetics 46, 63–65 (1975).

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  • Standard Deviation
  • Genetic Basis
  • Dairy Cattle
  • Progeny Group