Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science
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EVALUATION OF GRAY RAMS OF MOLDOVAN KARAKUL TYPE AND FACTOR DYNAMICS OF GRAY LAMBS
O. Mashner, S. Evtodienko, P. Lyutskanov, I. Buzu
Abstract: 1384 offspring of gray Moldovan Karakul line rams part of herd of sheep of Moldovan type Astrakhan were evaluated. 82.7% of the grey rams were referred as “elite” and “first” class. On this indicator gray rams’ line (2049) significantly exceeds average for the herd (P≤0.05). Percentage ratio of the obtained gray Karakul lambs of the total number of lambs for three years was 32%. Newborn lambs during the evaluation period were characterized by high live weight and large body length; jacket, ribbed and flat fur types prevail; flat curl type is the most represented – 39.2%. The majority of gray lambs have medium (41.8%) and large (42.3%) curl with high silkiness and hair luster.
Keywords: body length; fur type; gray color; live weight; marking; Moldovan Karakul sheep type; silkiness and hair luster
Date published: 2017-09-05
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