M.G. DoliŞ

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STUDY REGARDING SOME MORPHOLOGIC CHARACTERS OF THE BREEDING GROUND STALLION OF ROMANIAN SEMIGREU BREED

M.G. Doliş, P.T. Nagy, C.E. Nistor

Abstract
For this study were analyzed a total of 61 stallions (8 half breed: Ardennes x Trotter; 5 half breed: Ardennes x local mares; 19 Semigreu Type I; 13 Semigreu Type II and 16 Romanian Semigreu) registered in a studbook, which activated, or activates as breeding in Ruşeţu stud from 1963 till present. Among the numerous body sizes, this paper focused only on four sizes (the waist height, the thoracic perimeter, the shinbone perimeter and the body weight). For the actual type of Semigreu, after processing the data obtained from measurements, on average, the characters studied had the following values: 156.44 ± 0.91 cm for waist height, 185.75 ± 2.15 cm for thoracic perimeter, 22.75 ± 0.25 cm for shinbone perimeter and 583.13 ± 7.76 kg for body weight. The waist, compared to the actual type, it was lower for half breed Ardennes x local mares (with 2.07%) and Semigreu Type II (with 1.55%), respectively higher for half breed Ardennes x Trotter (with 0.35%) and Semigreu Type I (with 0.69%). Concerning the thoracic perimeter, it had higher values in all other batches of stallions, respectively with 3.96% for Semigreu Type I, with 2.69% for half breed Ardennes x Trotter, with 2.61% for half breed: Ardennes x local mares and with 1.99% for Semigreu Type II. The shinbone perimeter had higher values in all other batches of stallions (with 0.21% for half breed: Ardennes x local mares, with 1.09% for Semigreu Type II, with 1.58% for Semigreu Type I and with 2.32% for half breed Ardennes x Trotter). For body weight, only Semigreu Type I had higher values (with 1.06), other batches had lower values, respectively with 2.46% for half breed Ardennes x Trotter, with 2.65% for Semigreu type II and with 5.68% for half breed: Ardennes x local mares. For all the studied characters the results enlightened that the studied stallions are presenting as a homogenous batch, although their ancestry is far different, aspect very important for consolidation of breed characters.

Key words: horses, half breed, Ardennes, stud, dimensions