The inheritance of hair length in Karakul sheep with special reference to its relationship with skin thickness and hair thicknes

Author: 
J.A. Nel, G.J. van Zyl and B.N. Jansen
Volume: 
5
Issue: 
3
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260
Year: 
1 975

The inheritance of measured hair length was studied in a population of 1595 karakul lambs sired by 100 rams. An estimate of 0,35 (10,08)was obtained for heritability (h2) of hair length. Phenotypic and genetic correlations between measured values of hair length, skin thickness, primary, secondary and total hair thickness were estimated.

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