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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:6, June, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 1868-1876

Phenotypic Characterization of Marwari Goats under Field Conditions
Hemlata Chouhan1*, Gyan Chand Gahlot1, Vijay Kumar Agrawal2 and Sunita Meena3
1Department of Animal Breeding & Genetics, Veterinary College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India
2Department of Animal Husbandry, Rajasthan, India
3Teaching Associate, Department of Animal Breeding & Genetics, Veterinary College, Navania, Rajasthan, India
*Corresponding author

The phenotypic characterization of Marwari goats under field condition in the Arid Region of Rajasthan was carried in the present study. The detailed information of all animals (n=36,566) on morphological traits at birth, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18,24 months and adult age was collected from farmer’s flock under field condition born during 1990 to 2015 to analyze the effect of coat colour on body weight of Marwari goats in relation to heat adaptability. The data pertaining to various morphological traits and body measurements were analyzed by IBM SPPS software to study the colour of body coat, muzzle colour, ear colour, beard, wattles and correlation between body measurements. The predominant colour seen in all the animals was black followed by an admixture of black, brown and white. In present study estimated that out of total animals 10 per cent of animals were having beard and 9.4 per cent animals having wattles. Beard and wattles are present in both sexes. Mean and standard deviation of body measurements of Marwari goats were observed to be height 60.72 ± 0.24 (cm), length 52.54±0.20 (cm), heart girth 66.42 ± 0.21(cm), ear length 16.01±0.06 cm, horn length 7.57±0.04 cm. Correlation between height and length 0.830, height and heart girth 0.0856, height and ear length 0.632, height and horn length 0.568, height and coat colour 0.116, length and heart girth 0.773, length and ear length 0.584, length and horn length 0.579. length and coat colour 0.102, heat girth and ear length 0.639, heart girth and horn length 0.554, heart girth and coat colour 0.089, ear length and horn length 0.489, ear length and coat colour 0.113, horn length and coat colour 0.077. The effect of coat colour were estimated as highly significant (P≤ 0.01) on all ages group animals.

Keywords: Colour, Body measurement, Marwari goat

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Hemlata Chouhan, Gyan Chand Gahlot, Vijay Kumar Agrawal and Sunita Meena. 2020. Phenotypic Characterization of Marwari Goats under Field Conditions.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 1868-1876. doi:
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