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Table 2 The posterior mean, median and mode of genetic, residual and phenotypic correlations between growth curve parameters of Guilan sheep [standard deviations (PSD) of marginal posterior distribution of mean estimates are in brackets]

From: Estimation of genetic relationships between growth curve parameters in Guilan sheep

Correlation Item Traits
A-B A-K B-K
\( {r}_{a_1{a}_2} \) Mean 0.57 (0.22) 0.03 (0.34) −0.01 (0.32)
Median 0.57 0.05 0.00
Mode 0.55 0.25 0.04
HPD 0.20-0.98 −0.61-0.61 −0.67-0.58
\( {r}_{e_1{e}_2} \) Mean 0.48 (0.03) −0.52 (0.02) −0.32 (0.03)
Median 0.48 −0.52 −0.32
Mode 0.48 −0.52 −0.32
HPD 0.42-0.53 −0.55- -0.48 −0.37- -0.27
\( {r}_{p_1{p}_2} \) Mean 0.47 (0.01) −0.49 (0.01) −0.28 (0.01)
Median 0.47 −0.49 −0.28
Mode 0.47 −0.49 −0.28
HPD 0.46-0.49 −0.50- -0.47 −0.30- -0.26
  1. \( {r}_{a_1{a}_2} \) = Direct genetic correlation between growth curve parameters; \( {r}_{e_1{e}_2} \) = Residual correlation between growth curve parameters; \( {r}_{p_1{p}_2} \) = Phenotypic correlation between growth curve parameters; HPD = Highest posterior density at 95%.