THE DETERMINATION OF THE BEST GROWTH MODEL FOR AKKARAMAN AND GERMAN BLACKHEADED MUTTON X AKKARAMAN B-1 CROSBREED LAMBS


Kucuk M., Eyduran E.

BULGARIAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE, vol.15, no.1, pp.90-92, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: BULGARIAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.90-92
  • Keywords: Akkaraman, German Blackheaded Mutton, Growth, non-linear model, CURVE CHARACTERISTICS, AWASSI, SHEEP

Abstract

The present paper aimed to determine the most suitable growth model for Akkaraman and German Blackheaded Mutton x Akkaraman B-1 crosbreed lambs using various growth models (Monomolecular, Logistic, and Gompertz growth models). Coefficient of determination and Root Mean Square Error (RMSE) were used to the best growth model. The data were composed of 30 Akkaraman breed (Genotype I) and 25 German Blackheaded Mutton x Akkaraman B-1 crosbreed lambs (Genotype II). Body weights of lambs were recorded monthly from birth to 180(th) days of age.