Several Phenotypic Indexes of Goats of Local Population and Its Compliance with Standards of Selection

Scientific and Practical Institute of Biotechnologies in Zootechny and Veterinary Medicine Republic Moldova

Mashner, O., P. Lyutskanov and E. Ciobanu, 2016. Several phenotypic indexes of goats of local population and its compliance with standards of selection. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 22 (Suppl. 1): 71–75


The studied goat herd of local population is characterized by high heterogeneity of hair color and other genetically determined quality attributes, which is typical for unimproved local breeds and goat populations. Goats at the age of 3 years and more had average live weight of 47.94 kg with low coefficient of variation of the index. Evaluation of goats’ compliance with the standard requirements for their distribution by categories in relation to the live weight has shown that 138 animals, or 75% of the female livestock, meet the requirements for the first category of local goat population, 129 of them are aged 3 and older, and 9 goats are under the age of 2.5 years. Average live weight of goats in selection groups was 50.24±0.39 kg and 41.33±1.5 kg respectively.

Key words: local goats, phenotype, evaluation, standard, selection

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