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International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry
Vol. 4, Issue 6, Part A (2019)

Physical traits of sheep in Anantnag and Pulwama districts of Jammu and Kashmir

Author(s): Ashaq Manzoor, HM Khan, RA Patoo, AM Ganai, FD Sheikh, JD Parrah, AA Shah and MT Banday
Abstract: The study was conducted to observe the physical traits in 513 sheep (289 & 224 sheep) in Anantnag and Pulwama districts of Jammu and Kashmir. Results revealed that head profile in majority of sheep was narrow & long with convex nasal bridge (49.48% & 54.47%), horn orientation was curved backward forward and outward (61.37% & 58.34%) and ear shapes was broad and slightly droopy (46.72% Vs. 43.75%, respectively), coat colour was white (94.12% Vs. 93.75), polled (84.78% Vs. 84.38) and horns oriented were curved backward forward and outward (61.37% Vs. 58.34%), respectively, in Anantnag and Pulwama districts and morphometric traits of head length, ear length and tail length between temporary teeth to 8-tooth stage ranged (18.93±0.58 to 25.50±0.23 cm), (12.37±0.75 to 15.75±1.10 cm) and (22.26±0.70 to 36.78±0.32 cm), respectively.
Pages: 45-50  |  208 Views  12 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Ashaq Manzoor, HM Khan, RA Patoo, AM Ganai, FD Sheikh, JD Parrah, AA Shah and MT Banday. Physical traits of sheep in Anantnag and Pulwama districts of Jammu and Kashmir. International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry. 2019; 4(6): 45-50.
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