Effect of Gender on Body Conformation Traits in Lambs


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Akdağ Ş., Karakuş F.

Global Journal of Animal Scientific Research, cilt.8, ss.60-71, 2020 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)

  • Cilt numarası: 8 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Dergi Adı: Global Journal of Animal Scientific Research
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.60-71

Özet

The aim of this study was to determine some body conformation traits
of female and
male Norduz lambs by using linear type evaluation scheme developed for sheep and to
determine the effect of gender on conformation defects. The animal material of the
study consisted of 40 female and 41 male lambs aged 5
-7 months. Body
weight and
body
measurements of lambs were determined. In the la
mbs, jaw alignment, pelvis
slope, topline, gigot and legs were
evaluated
as body conformation
trait
s. Correlations
among
body
weight
, body measurements and conformation traits
were determined in
female and ma
le lambs. In
the study, t
here
found significant differences between the
genders in favor of male lambs for
body
weight (P
<0.05), withers height (
P<0.01),
body length (
P<0.05) and
chest
depth (
P<0.01).
However,
no significant differences
were
deterThe aim of this study was to determine some body conformation traits
of female and
male Norduz lambs by using linear type evaluation scheme developed for sheep and to
determine the effect of gender on conformation defects. The animal material of the
study consisted of 40 female and 41 male lambs aged 5
-7 months. Body
weight and
body
measurements of lambs were determined. In the la
mbs, jaw alignment, pelvis
slope, topline, gigot and legs were
evaluated
as body conformation
trait
s. Correlations
among
body
weight
, body measurements and conformation traits
were determined in
female and ma
le lambs. In
the study, t
here
found significant differences between the
genders in favor of male lambs for
body
weight (P
<0.05), withers height (
P<0.01),
body length (
P<0.05) and
chest
depth (
P<0.01).
However,
no significant differences
were
determined
bet
ween female and male lambs
in terms of body conformation
defects
except for the side view of the rear legs
(P<0.01)
. By evaluating the
conformation traits in different growth periods, it will be possible to detect defective
animals in advance and to ensure
the productivity of the herd. T
here
is a need to
develop linear type evaluation schemes that can be applied on different sheep breeds.
Keywords:
Body measurements, conformation, gender, l
amb.mined
bet
ween female and male lambs
in terms of body conformation
defects
except for the side view of the rear legs
(P<0.01)
. By evaluating the
conformation traits in different growth periods, it will be possible to detect defective
animals in advance and to ensure
the productivity of the herd. T
here
is a need to
develop linear type evaluation schemes that can be applied on different sheep breeds.
Keywords:
Body measurements, conformation, gender, l
amb.