Some physical fleece characteristics of Anatolian Merino, white Karaman, Ile de France x Anatolian Merino (F-1) and Ile de France x White Karaman (F-1) ewes


Arik I., Dellal G., Cengiz F.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES, cilt.27, ss.651-656, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.651-656

Özet

Some fleece characteristics of Anatolian Merino, White Karaman and their crosses (F-1) with lle de France ewes were compared to reveal the effects of these crossbreedings. The research material was fleece samples taken from the shoulder, ribs and thigh. Fiber diameter, fiber elasticity and strength and fiber real length were analysed by OFDA, FAFEGRAPH and USTER AL-100, respectively. Staple length and fiber natural length were measured with a ruler and clean wool ratios were calculated with a conditioning oven. As a result of the statistical analysis, it was found that crossing with lle de France generally had no negative effects on the fleece characteristics of the Anatolian Merino, whereas a small improvement was observed in lle de France x White Karaman (F-1) crosses.