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Productive Parameters and Physical Characteristics of Crossbred Thalli Sheep × Mundri Ram

Productive Parameters and Physical Characteristics of Crossbred Thalli Sheep × Mundri Ram

Asim Faraz1, Muhammad Shahid Nabeel2,* and Abdur Rehman3

1Department of Livestock and Poultry Production, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan
2Camel Breeding and Research Station Rakh Mahni, Livestock and Dairy Development Department, Lahore, Punjab
3Livestock and Dairy Development Department, Lahore, Punjab
 
* Corresponding author: shahidnabeel007@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

The purpose of experiment was to increase the fecundity such as twinning and triplitting, to attain increase in birth weight as well as weaning weight and to improve physical characteristics especially the ear size. For this Thalli female sheep (n=26) was crossed with Thalli Ram (for control) and Thalli female sheep (n=26) crossed with Mundri Ram (for experimental group). Regarding fecundity, the single birth, twining and triplitting was 42, 58, 0 for control and 27, 65, 8 % for experimental group. The birth weight achieved was 5.5, 5.0 and 6.5, 5.5 kg for male suckler and female suckler in control and experimental group, respectively. The weaning weight attained was 28 (control) and 32 kg (experimental) for female sucklers while male sucklers of both groups were sold before weaning. Regarding physical characteristics, the control group was of black mouth, long big black ears and white body color while the experimental group was of white mouth and some having black eye circle, short small white ears. 

 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

June

Vol. 54, Iss. 3, Pages 1001-1500

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