The Heritability of Birth Weight in Konya Merino Sheep

Authors: Ayhan ÖZTÜRK, A. Hamdi AKTAŞ, Mehmet GÜRKAN

Abstract: In this study, the heritability of birth weight was estimated in Konya Merino sheep. The least-squares mean of birth weight was 4.19±0.166 kg. Effects of dam age, year, sex and birth type on birth weight were statistically significant (P<0.01). The heritability of birth weight was found as 0.155+-0.129.

Keywords: Konya Merino Sheep, Birth Weight, Heritability