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Table 3 Effects of potential natural colorant on egg external quality traits

From: Lesser known indigenous vegetables as potential natural egg colourant in laying chickens

Parameter Capsicum annuum Talinium triangulare Adansonia digitata Canthaxanthin Control ±SEM
Egg weight 48.27 ± 1.20 47.56 ± 6.68 46.87 ± 5.20 51.79 ± 2.10 49.84 ± 2.34 0.93
Egg length 4.35 ± 0.06 4.24 ± 0.60 4.20 ± 0.46 4.55 ± 0.16 4.37 ± 0.13 0.08
Egg breadth 3.23 ± 0.09 3.08 ± 0.51 3.02 ± 0.39 3.29 ± 0.06 3.16 ± 0.30 0.07
Egg index 1.35 ± 0.48 1.38 ± 0.63 1.39 ± 0.03 1.38 ± 0.06 1.38 ± 0.05 0.01
Shell thickness 0.29 ± 0.18 0.27 ± 0.18 0.27 ± 0.44 0.28 ± 0.02 0.27 ± 0.03 0.02
  1. Means across same row carrying different superscripts are significant (p < 0.05).