Comparison of Some Fleece Yields and Characteristics for Ile de France x Akkaraman (B1) and (Ile de France x Akkaraman B1) x Karakas (F1) Crossbreed Sheep in Turkey


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Tuncer S. S. , Karakuş K., Arslan S.

JOURNAL OF ANIMAL AND VETERINARY ADVANCES, vol.4, no.6, pp.560-562, 2005 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF ANIMAL AND VETERINARY ADVANCES
  • Journal Indexes: Other Indexes
  • Page Numbers: pp.560-562

Abstract

Abstract: This study was carried out to determine and compares the some fleece characteristics and greasy fleece weights in Ile de France x Akkaraman (B1) and (Ile de France x Akkaraman B1) x Karakas (F1) crossbreds. Data were collected from 10 Ile de France x Akkaraman (B1) (IFA) and 10 (Ile de France x Akkaraman B1) x Karakas (F1) (IFAK) sheep in Animal Science Breeding Farm, Yuzuncu Yil University, Turkey. Greasy fleece weights (kg) were obtained at shearing in late June. Wool characteristics in the sheep were investigated for greasy fleece weight (kg), clean fiber percentage (%), elasticity (%), breaking strength (g), fiber length (mm) and fibre diameter (?m). Data for each wool characteristics were analyzed effecting on sex and breeds of sheep. Overall means of fleece characteristics were 52.70?1.53%, 23.03?1.37%, 6.37?0.41g, 37.93?1.16 mm and 27.68?0.77 ?m for clean fiber percentage, elasticity, breaking straight, fiber length and fiber diameter, respectively. There weren`t important differences between Ile de France x Akkaraman (B1) and (Ile de France x Akkaraman B1) x Karakas (F1) crossbreds for means of the greasy fleece and means of the fleece characteristics. As results of this study, it was found that a small improvement was observed in (Ile de France x Akkaraman B1) x Karakas (F1) crosses.