Volume 2, Numéro 1, Pages 1-6

Caractérisation Morphologique Des Ovins Dans La Région Tellienne De Sétif (algérie)

Auteurs : Mouyat L. . Dekhili M. . Boulassel R. .


This investigation is the first one which has concerned twelve traits and concerned twenty flocks of sheep located in North of Setif area of Algeria. Data were analyzed using discriminant analysis; the aim was to identify the most discriminant traits, rate of distinction between flocks and to describe morphologically the flocks under investigation. According to our results, body height and body length were the most discriminant for the first axis, and ears form and tail length were discriminant for the second axis. Flocks were different from each other and the correct classification for all flocks was 50 %.

Mots clés

Discrimination, Sheep, Flocks, Distinction, discriminant traits