Morphological Variations among Indigenous Sheep Populations of Anambra State Nigeria

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  • O. E. Kadurumba Federal University of Technology Owerri
  • P. C. Jiwuba Federal College of Agriculture Ishiagu
  • T. C. Iwuji Federal University of Technology Owerri
  • F. C. Egenuka Federal University of Technology Owerri
  • U. E. Okata Federal Polytechnic Nekede
  • U. K. Ozuo Federal University of Technology Owerri
  • E. C. Agu Federal University of Technology Owerri
  • M. U. Iloeje Federal University of Technology Owerri

Keywords:

Phenotype, sheep, indigenous, variation, Anambra state

Abstract

Phenotypic variation among indigenous sheep population in Anambah State Nigeria was investigated. Three agricultural zones were selected purposively and a total of 80indigenous sheep were randomly selected for the study. Qualitative traits measured include coat color pattern, Coat hair, presence/absence of ruff, presence/absence of horn. Data was analyzed using descriptive analysis of frequencies and percentages. The qualitative trait results showed that Black color was dominant (52.50%) in both sexes for coat color pattern. Horn and ruff were sex dependent. All (100%) of the ewes were polled and all rams (100%) were horned. Short and smooth coat hair type was predominantly among ewes and rams (97%).

Author Biographies

O. E. Kadurumba, Federal University of Technology Owerri

Department of Animal Science and Technology

P. C. Jiwuba, Federal College of Agriculture Ishiagu

Department of Animal Production Technology

T. C. Iwuji, Federal University of Technology Owerri

Department of Animal Science and Technology

F. C. Egenuka, Federal University of Technology Owerri

Department of Animal Science and Technology

U. E. Okata, Federal Polytechnic Nekede

Department of Agricultural Technology

U. K. Ozuo, Federal University of Technology Owerri

Department of Animal Science and Technology

E. C. Agu, Federal University of Technology Owerri

Department of Animal Science and Technology

M. U. Iloeje, Federal University of Technology Owerri

Department of Animal Science and Technology

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2024-07-09

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Kadurumba, O. E., Jiwuba, P. C., Iwuji, T. C., Egenuka, F. C., Okata, U. E., Ozuo, U. K. ., Agu, E. C. ., & Iloeje, M. U. (2024). Morphological Variations among Indigenous Sheep Populations of Anambra State Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, 86–88. Retrieved from https://njap.org.ng/index.php/njap/article/view/4248

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