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Kuzi Sheep

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Category: Meat, wool

Country: India

Home tract: Coastal districts - Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttck and Kendrapada of Odissa state

Morphological characteristics


Body: Little sized

 

Horns: Both sexes are polled

Tail: Small, thin

Morphometric traits

Body weight: Adult male 20 kg, female 18 kg

Reproductive traits

Age at first lambing: 1 year

Gestation period: twice a year lambing

Litter size: Twins 80%, triplets 10%

Remarks: Highly prolific and best adapted to coastal region of Odisha.

References

  1. AHVS, “Sheep Germplasm,” Directorate of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services Directorate of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services, Odisha, India [Web Reference]
  2. Das Kornel, Mohpatra S.C. and Acharya R.M., 2006, “Sheep and Roat genetic Resources of Orissa,” Intercooperation India - Delegation, Hyderabad, India [Web Reference]

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