pISSN:1309 - 6958       eISSN:2146 - 1953
2015, Cilt 31, Sayı 4, Sayfa(lar) 227-234
Liveweights and some body measurements of Honamlı goats and kids protected in breeder conditions
Bekir Gök, Ahmet Hamdi Aktaş, İbrahim Halıcı, Hüseyin Baş
Bahri Dağdaş Uluslararası Tarımsal Araştırma Enstitüsü, Hayvancılık Araştırma Bölümleri, Konya, Türkiye
Keywords: Honamlı goat, kid, genetic resource, liveweights, body measurements
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Aim: This study was conducted to determine the liveweights and some body measurements of Honamlı goats and kids in 3 flocks protected in Antalya, Isparta and Konya provinces.

Materials and Methods: In the study, liveweights of 624 does and 70 bucks and some body measurements of 75 does and 70 bucks and birth weights, liveweights and some body measurements at days 90 and 180 and average daily gains of 75 male and 75 female kids were determined.

Results: In terms of liveweights and many body measurements in does and bucks, there were significant differences (P<0.05-0.001) between the regions and between the ages. With regard to liveweights in kids, there were significant differences (P<0.001) between the regions at day 90, but there were insignificant differences at day 180. Differences for average daily gains between the regions were significant (P<0.05-0.001) in all periods. In terms of investigated body measurements of kids, there were significant differences (P<0.05-0.001) between regions at day 90, but the differences were insignificant at day 180, except nose length (P<0.002).

Conclusion: It can be concluded that in terms of LWs and many body measurements of goats in Antalya are high than the goats in Konya and Isparta, and also the growth rates of kids in Antalya are high than the kids in Konya and Isparta. It can also be expressed that the growth rates of Honamlı kids protected in breeder conditions are in satisfactory level under pasture condition.