2001, Cilt 17, Sayı 1, Sayfa(lar) 107-113
Production Characterictics of Chios x Akkaraman (F1 and B1) Crossbred Lambs. I. Growth, Survival Ability and Body Measures
Fikret Esen, Orhan Özbey
F. Ü. Veteriner Fakültesi, Zootekni Anabilim Dalı, ELAZIĞ
Keywords: Chios, Akkaraman, Crossbreeding, Growth, Survival Ability
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The aim of this study was to investigate (he growth, survival ability and body measurements of Chios x Akkaraman (F1) and Chios x (Chios x Akkaraman) B1 crossbred lambs. The data for the study were obtained from 23 Chios x Akkaraman (F1) and 28 Chios x (Chios x Akkaraman) B1 crosbred lambs in suckling period and from 9 Chios x Akkaraman (F1) and 12 Chios x (Chios x Akkaraman) B1 crosbred lambs in order to determine body measurements Lambs were fed with alfalfa hay and concentrates in the suckling period The average birth weight was 3.72 and 3.60 kg, the weaning weight was 19.35 and 18.26 kg (p<0.01). the survival ability at weaning (105th day of age) was 78.26 % and 78.56 % in the crossbred F1 and B1 lambs, respectively. Withers high 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.