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CHARACTERIZATION AND CONSERVATION OF THE MALPURA SHEEP BREED

  • S. C. Mehta (a1), P. K. Vij (a1), B. K. Joshi (a1), R. Sahai (a1) and A. E. Nivsarkar (a1)...

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Observations were recorded on morphological characteristics, body weights and body measurements of 344 Malpura sheep belonging to nine age groups during a survey conducted in 18 randomly selected villages of three blocks of the Chittorgarh district of Rajastha. The body weights at birth, 1, 3, 6 and 9 months and adult weight averaged 3.3, 6.7±0.88, 12.9±0.71, 16.4±0.71, 21.0±1.00 and 31.4 kg respectively. Height, body length, chest girth, paunch girth, face length, face width, tail length and ear length of adult Malpura sheep averaged 63.6, 66.8, 77.1, 80.9, 20.7, 9.8, 30.3 and 6.3 cm respectively. Sex of the animal had significant effect on weight, height, body length and chest girth at 8 teeth stage. Phenotypic correlations of body weight with height, chest girth and paunch girth ranged from 0.76±0.04 to 0.88±0.03 and regression of weight on these body measurements ranged from 0.63±0.02 to 0.98±0.05.

On a enregistré les observations sur les caractères morphologiques, le poids corporel et les mesures de 344 ovins de race Malpura appartenants à neuf groupesd'âges. Cette enquête a été menée parmi 18 villagessélectionnés dans le district de Chittorgarh au Rajastan. La moyenne du poids corporel à la naissance, à 1, 3, 6 et 9 mois, et le poids adulte est de 3,3; 6,7±0,88;12,9±0,71; 16,4±0,71; 21,0±1,00 et 31,4 kg, respectivement. La moyenne de hauteur et longueur du corps, la circonférence du torax et du bassin, la longueur et largeur de la tête et la longueur de la queue et des oreilles chez la race Malpura est de 63,6; 66,8; 77,1; 80,9; 20,7; 9,8; 30,3 et 6,3 cm, respectivement. Le sexe a une influence significative sur le poids, la hauteur et la longueur du corps et sur la circonférence du torax au stage 8 dents. Les valeurs pour les corrélations phénotypiques entre le poids corporel et la hauteur, et la circonférence du torax et du bassin vont de 0,76+0,04 à 0,88±0,03 et la regression du poids dans les mesures corporelles est de 0,63+0,02 à 0,98±0,05.

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CHARACTERIZATION AND CONSERVATION OF THE MALPURA SHEEP BREED

  • S. C. Mehta (a1), P. K. Vij (a1), B. K. Joshi (a1), R. Sahai (a1) and A. E. Nivsarkar (a1)...

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