Production characteristics of Chios x Akkaraman (F1 and B1) crossbred lambs. I. Growth, survival ability and body measurements

Esen, F.; Ozbey, O.

Veteriner Bilimleri Dergisi 17(1): 107-113

2001


Accession: 003534757

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Abstract
A study was conducted to investigate the growth, survival ability and body measurements of Chios x Ak-Karaman [White Karaman] (F1) and Chios x (Chios x Ak-Karaman) B1 crossbred lambs. Data were obtained from 23 Chios x Ak-Karaman (F1) and 28 Chios x (Chios x Ak-Karaman) B1 crossbred lambs in suckling period and from 9 Chios x Ak-Karaman (F1) and 12 Chios x (Chios x Ak-Karaman) B1 crossbred lambs in order to determine body measurements. Lambs were fed with lucerne hay and concentrates in the suckling period. Average birth weights, weaning weights and survival abilities at weaning (105th day of age) were 3.72 and 3.60 kg, 19.35 and 18.26 kg (P<0.01) and 78.26% and 78.56% in the crossbred F1 and B1 lambs, respectively. Withers height was 58.75 and 58.41 cm, and pelvis width was 21.75 and 17.16 cm (P<0.01) in crossbred F1 and B1 lambs at the age of 6 months, respectively.