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      Phenotypic Characterization Of The Sudanese Desert Goat

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            The goal of this research was to define the phenotypic characteristics of Sudanese desert goats, as well as the morphological traits of desert goats, in order to develop community-based breeding programs. Weight tape was used to take phenotypic measures of 60 desert goats on the college animal production farm. Coat color (black 31.6 percent, white 10%, brown 18.33 percent, mixture 40 percent), head profile (exerted shape100 percent), back shape (straight80 percent, curve11.6 percent), ear form (drop100 percent), horn orientation (backward97.67 percent, polled3 percent), beard (presence71.6 percent, absence28.33 percent), toggle (presence8.33 percent, absence91.6 percent), muzzle (pigment38.3 percent, absence91.6 percent) (absence100 percent ). Body weight (mean body weight 24.24), height at withers (mean height at withers 66.43), body length (mean body length 56.98), heart girth (mean heart girth 68.45), ear length (mean ear lenth19.28), rump width (mean rump width14.33), and tail length (mean tail length13.35) variables were among the quantitative traits were processed and documented. Desert goats were first discovered in the north Kordofan state, in the village of Abu Zabad. Significant variances in phenotypic measurements were found among all indigenous desert goats, and the findings of this study add to the phenotypic data of indigenous Sudanese desert goats.

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            The goal of this research was to define the phenotypic characteristics of Sudanese desert goats, as well as the morphological traits of desert goats, in order to develop community-based breeding programs. Weight tape was used to take phenotypic measures of 60 desert goats on the college animal production farm. Coat color (black 31.6 percent, white 10%, brown 18.33 percent, mixture 40 percent), head profile (exerted shape100 percent), back shape (straight80 percent, curve11.6 percent), ear form (drop100 percent), horn orientation (backward97.67 percent, polled3 percent), beard (presence71.6 percent, absence28.33 percent), toggle (presence8.33 percent, absence91.6 percent), muzzle (pigment38.3 percent, absence91.6 percent) (absence100 percent ). Body weight (mean body weight 24.24), height at withers (mean height at withers 66.43), body length (mean body length 56.98), heart girth (mean heart girth 68.45), ear length (mean ear lenth19.28), rump width (mean rump width14.33), and tail length (mean tail length13.35) variables were among the quantitative traits were processed and documented. Desert goats were first discovered in the north Kordofan state, in the village of Abu Zabad. Significant variances in phenotypic measurements were found among all indigenous desert goats, and the findings of this study add to the phenotypic data of indigenous Sudanese desert goats.

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            15 February 2022
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            [1 ] Department of animal production & marketing, Gulu university, Road 1 kampala, Gulu, Northern state, Uganda
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            10.14293/S2199-1006.1.SOR-.PP1RJ3K.v1
            100bf639-87a4-4635-ae5e-4b6847f215e5

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            The data that support the findings of this study are available from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/358608141_Phenotypic_characterization_of_Sudanese_desert_goat but restrictions apply to the availability of these data, which were used under license for the current study, and so are not publicly available. Data are however available from the authors upon reasonable request and with permission of https://www.researchgate.net/publication/358608141_Phenotypic_characterization_of_Sudanese_desert_goat.
            Agriculture,Social & Behavioral Sciences,Veterinary medicine,Life sciences
            characterization,Sudanese breeds,phenotypic,breeding program,desert goat

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