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Table 2 Variance components for eggshell color in purebred and crossbred laying hens

From: Estimating the purebred–crossbred genetic correlation for uniformity of eggshell color in laying hens

Variance component Purebred Crossbred
Sire 550.0 (51.5) 602.2 (38.2)
Permanent environment 2803.0 (34.0)  
Cage   339.0 (15.9)
Residuala 3547.0 (13.0) 5583.0 (28.9)
Genetic 2200.0 (206.0) 2408.8 (152.7)
h 2b 0.32 (0.028) 0.37 (0.022)
  1. Standard errors are listed between brackets
  2. aResidual variance was taken from the model with homogeneous residual variance
  3. bThe standard error of the h 2 was based on the model with homogeneous residual variance