19-Title: Managemental practices and phenotypic characterization of Jayawadagi goats under field conditions
Authors: Basavraj Inamdar, R Nagaraja, Naveen Kumar S, HM Yathish, Naveen Kumar GS, TM Prabhu and SB Prasanna
Source: Ruminant Science (2020)-9(2):305-311.
How to cite this manuscript: Inamdar Basavraj, Nagaraja R, Naveen Kumar S, Yathish HM, Naveen Kumar GS, Prabhu TM and Prasanna SB (2020). Managemental practices and phenotypic characterization of Jayawadagi goats under field conditions. Ruminant Science 9(2):305-311.
Phenotypic characterization of Jayawadagi goats was conducted in its breeding tract – Basavana Bagewadi and its surrounding talukas of Vijayapura district in Karnataka. A total of 18 random flocks in 6 villages of Basavana Bagewadi were investigated. Flock size of 16-18 with 1-2 bucks, 7-8 does and about 8-10 kids were used for this study. Jayawadagi goats were reported predominantly black coloured and few goats were black with white patches or dark brown, with black coloured eyelids, muzzle and hooves. The forehead was straight in majority and slightly bulged in few. About 10 per cent of goats had wattles and only 3 per cent, usually, males had beard. During the study, typical upward and laterally oriented horns with slightly curved at the tip in most animals and few animals backwards, downwards and laterally oriented along with 20 per cent polled animals were reported. Majority of these goats had long, wide, pendulous and drooping ears. The age at first estrus, first kidding, weaning age and kidding interval observed were 7-9 months, 13-16 months, 3-4 months and 6-7 months, respectively. Twinning was noticed in 85 per cent, triplets in 15 per cent and very rarely single births were noticed. The mean body weight in adult goats recorded was 44.39±1.52 kg in bucks and 40.26±0.84 kg in does. The statistical analysis showed positive and significant (p<0.01) correlation of BW with CG, HT and BL (0.88, 0.71 and 0.81) and BW was regressed only on CG.
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