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Table 2 Effects of sex on the morphological traits of Nigerian sheep breeds

From: Morphological and microsatellite DNA diversity of Nigerian indigenous sheep

  Male Female
  Balami Uda WAD Yankasa Balami Uda WAD Yankasa
BW 40.23 ± 1.69 44.28 ± 1.86 27.01 ± 3.46 37.12 ± 1.83 37.49 ± 1.08 33.89 ± 1.53 17.37 ± 2.63 27.99 ± 1.25
BL 91.34 ± 3.92 102.06 ± 4.32 79.63 ± 8.02 89.67 ± 4.26 82.65 ± 2.51 96.01 ± 3.55 75.26 ± 6.10 91.34 ± 2.90
TL 45.00 ± 1.09 46.37 ± 1.20 21.27 ± 2.23 35.39 ± 1.18 44.01 ± 0.69 42.64 ± 0.98 18.34 ± 1.69 34.74 ± 0.80
WH 73.89 ± 1.36 76.66 ± 1.50 53.09 ± 2.78 67.02 ± 1.48 71.16 ± 0.87 70.98 ± 1.23 47.07 ± 2.12 67.01 ± 1.00
RW 74.72 ± 1.07 77.73 ± 1.17 54.95 ± 2.19 68.00 ± 1.16 73.34 ± 0.68 71.68 ± 0.97 50.47 ± 1.66 66.45 ± 0.79
CG 78.39 ± 1.44 83.79 ± 1.59 63.59 ± 2.95 74.64 ± 1.57 78.25 ± 0.92 77.85 ± 1.31 60.21 ± 2.24 73.05 ± 1.07
CD 27.95 ± 1.85 35.70 ± 2.03 25.68 ± 3.78 32.05 ± 2.01 29.58 ± 1.18 30.96 ± 1.67 23.07 ± 2.88 30.35 ± 1.37
RH 14.44 ± 0.35 15.38 ± 0.39 11.36 ± 0.74 12.84 ± 0.39 14.91 ± 0.23 14.45 ± 0.32 11.52 ± 0.55 13.86 ± 0.26
FCL 14.70 ± 0.55 17.73 ± 0.60 14.05 ± 1.12 16.05 ± 0.59 12.78 ± 0.35 14.40 ± 0.49 13.10 ± 0.85 14.59 ± 0.41
EL 16.91 ± 0.52 18.84 ± 0.58 14.63 ± 1.07 15.42 ± 0.57 13.65 ± 0.33 13.93 ± 0.47 12.10 ± 0.82 12.51 ± 0.39