RESEARCH ON MORPHOLOGICAL AND YIELDING TRAITS IN SIBIU ŢURCANA SHEEP BREED
I. Roşu, C. Şonea, D. Colceri
The present study proposed to analyse the present stage of genetical improvement in some morphological and yielding traits in Turcana sheep breed within Sibiu county area. On this purpose, researches have been conducted within two flocks, including 500 and respectively 470 females. A number of 200 females from each flock were designed for pure-breeding, while the other ones were cross-breeded by German Black Head rams, for lamb producing. Measurements included all rams and 15 % of purebreed ewes.
As average milk yield ranged very closed (65.79-66.12 kg), a high uniformity intra and and interherd occures for this trait.
Ewes height (65.79-66.12 cm) also expressed high uniformity. Average weight 44.78–46.50 kg in ewes and 75.61-77.24 in rams) is obviously higher that data mentioned in the literature, as a result of sustained and systematic labor towards genetic improvement.
Hig reproductive indicators (fecundity 92-94%, birth rate 107-108 %, is also an expression of an efficient breeding activity attdended by an appropriate exploitation.
Key words: Turcana, morphological and yielding traits