Mating of two breeds of hairy sheep with Karakul rams

Schäfer, H.

Bericht der Oberhessischen Gesellschaft für Natur- und Heilkunde, Naturwissenschaftliche Abteilung, Neue Folge 33: 4


5719 lambs, the progeny of the 1st and 2nd generations of the crossing of Afrikaner and Blackhead Persian ewes with Karakul rams were graded in terms of pelt characters. The pelts of the F1 and backcrosses with Blackhead Persian were superior in pattern to those of the crosses involving Afrikaners, the proportion of pelts with a clearly defined pattern from the former being significantly higher.