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Archivos de Zootecnia

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NOGALES, S. et al. First results in the study of the morphology present status of the Andalusian Black cattle breed. Arch. zootec. [online]. 2011, vol.60, n.231, pp.397-399. ISSN 1885-4494.

Andalusian Black cattle breed is in danger of extinction alter to go out of the border of the disappearance. Moreover, the present situation of the Spanish farming, its belonging to theIberian Black branch, producing a high pressure from other related breeds with a better productive potentiality. Studies for the breed conservation have begun, among them, the morphological study. By the moment 3 different farms without known influences from other breeds and 24 adult females have been recorded for 14 quantitative morphological traits, and some qualitative such as front profile and coat colour. Studied individuals presented few morphological variation and it put the breed near of the breed morphological pattern updating.

Keywords : Zoometry; Local breed; Conservation.

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