Morphological Characterization and Reproductive Performance of Indigenous Goats of Rayalaseema Region of Andhra Pradesh
A. Lakshmi Parvathi B. Punya Kumari K. Sakuntala Devi Y. Ravindra Reddy U. Vinod
Vol 10(12), 51-60
Data on phenotypic characteristics of 1081 female and 340 male goats at milk teeth, 2, 4, 6 and 8-teeth of age and reproductive performance of 316 does and 83 bucks reared under field conditions in Rayalaseema region (Chittoor, YSR Kadapa, Anantapur and Kurnool) of Andhra Pradesh were utilized for the present study. Predominant coat colour was black (37.72%) followed by an admixture of black and white (25.05%) and black, white and brown (9.57%). Pendulous ears, beard and wattles were noticed in 91.27, 3.94 and 28.50 per cent of goats. Head profile was straight in 54.89% of goats studied. Overall least squares mean for age at first mating in males and females, age at first kidding, service period and kidding percentages were 406.04±111.48 and 262.97±3.42, 412.96±3.42, 76.71±1.19 days and 130.95±35.67 per cent, respectively.
Keywords : Indigenous Goats Morphological Traits and Reproductive Performance
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