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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 676-681
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.906.086


Breed Effect and Effect of Non-Genetic Factors on Performance Traits of Wool Type Angora Rabbits in an Organized Farm of Kashmir
Nusrat Nabi Khan1, A. Hamadani1, Eajaz Dar2*, Mir Shabir1, Saba Bukhari1, Rukhsana Shah1, Aadil Ayaz3 and Mubashir Ali Rather4
1Division of Animal Genetics and Breeding, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry, Shere Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Shuhama, Alusteng, Srinagar, J&K (India)
2SMS, KVK, Kargil, SKUAST- Kashmir, India
3Department of Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar Uttarakhand- 246174, India
4Department of Sheep Husbandry, Kashmir, J&K, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Wool produced by Angora Rabbits is considered to be one of finest in the wool and its production is only second to sheep wool and mohair. Production of this fibre is influenced by genetic and non-genetic factors and these bear significant correlations with body weights at different ages. Therefore, the present study was undertaken with the objectives to estimate the performance traits of Angora Rabbits, effect of breed and non-genetic influences on the these performance traits of Angora Rabbits under organized sector in Kashmir. The least squares means were 0.39±0.02 (kg), 0.95±0.02 (kg), 2.41±0.07(kg), 454.73±0.74 (gm), 5.65±0.04 (cm), 2.38±0.05 (%) and 12.29±0.04 (µ) for birth weight (BW), weaning weight (WW), yearling weight (YW), average wool yield (AWY), staple length (SL), medullation percent (MD) and fibre diameter (FD), respectively. The effect of sex, year and season was non-significant on all traits understudy whereas the breed effect was significant on AWY, SL and MD only.


Keywords: Angora rabbit, Performance evaluation, Non-genetic factors, Wool
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Nusrat Nabi Khan, A. Hamadani, Eajaz Dar, Mir Shabir, Saba Bukhari, Rukhsana Shah, Aadil Ayaz and Mubashir Ali Rather. 2020. Breed Effect and Effect of Non-Genetic Factors on Performance Traits of Wool Type Angora Rabbits in an Organized Farm of Kashmir.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 676-681. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.906.086