Multivariate analysis of morphostructural characteristics in Nigerian indigenous sheep
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Yakubu, A. and Ibrahim, I.A. 2011. Multivariate analysis of morphostructural characteristics in Nigerian indigenous sheep. Italian Journal of Animal Science 10(17): 83 - 84.
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The population variability of three breeds of Nigerian sheep was investigated using multivariate discriminant analysis. The sampled populations comprised mature 331 Yankasa, 296 Uda and 166 Balami sheep kept by traditional farmers in northern Nigerian. A total of ten morphological traits (withers height, rump height, body length, face length, rump length, tail length, chest circumference, head width, shoulder width and rump width) were collected on each animal. The univariate analysis revealed that the body measures of Balami sheep were significantly larger (P