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Table 2 Least square means (LSmeans±SE) with standard error of measured traits among the FRLC

From: Phenotypic variability and population structure analysis of Tanzanian free-range local chickens

Trait Sex   Ecotype  
Kuchi Ching’wekwe Morogoro- medium
BL M 50.9 ± 0.62a 46.1 ± 0.95b 48.30 ± 0.41c, f
  F 45.2 ± 0.48a, d 43.7 ± 0.22b, e 46.80 ± 0.72c
NL M 19.4 ± 0.54a 17.0 ± 0.54b 17.40 ± 0.28c, f
  F 18.0 ± 0.29a, d 15.8 ± 0.17b, e 16.70 ± 0.45c
CG M 35.30 ± 0.59a 31.1 ± 0.45b 34.0 ± 0.25c, f
  F 29.30 ± 0.20a, d 29.0 ± 0.17b, e 31.86 ± 0.44c
WS M 47.7 ± 0.78a 43.1 ± 0.75b 42.74 ± 0.55c
  F 45.7 ± 0.82a, d 40.0 ± 0.47b, e 42.60 ± 0.77c, f
SL M 11.4 ± 0.28a 10.2 ± 0.25b 10.30 ± 0.16c
  F 10.5 ± 0.16a, d 9.0 ± 0.09b, e 9.90 ± 0.19c
SG M 5.1 ± 0.17a 4.1 ± 0.12a 4.6 ± 0.06a
  F 4.7 ± 0.06a 3.9 ± 0.04a 4.4 ± 0.13a
BW M 2152.4 ± 50.25a, d 1687.6 ± 84.02b 2090.4 ± 38.55c, f
  F 1575.47 ± 91.37a 1162.5 ± 30.65b, e 1455.7 ± 68.23c
  1. Same superscript small letters indicate no significant difference between mean measurements. First superscript small letters compare among ecotype where the second superscript small letter compares between sex. M males and F females, BL Body length, NL Neck length, CG Chest girth, WS Wingspan, SL Shank length, SG Shank girth, BW Body weight