Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food Supply

In Situ Conservation Summary

Repository  Embrapa Caprinos e Ovinos
City / State Sobral / Ceará
Collection name  Coleção de Germoplasma in situ de ovinos da raça Somalis Brasileira
Total of animals registered  1639
Total by taxonomy 
  Bovidae Ovis aries Somalis Brasileira (1639)
Active animals  141
Unit of semen/embyos  3151, of 12 animals
Unit of DNA/Tissues  16949, of 162 animals
Descriptor Name (number of animals) 
  Horn status (phenotypic) (622)
  Birth weight (4)
  Number born (4)
  Weaning weight (4)
  Birth weight (1365)
  Litter size (1373)
  Mature scrotal circumference (9)
  Mature weight (3)
  Weaning weight (986)
  Presence of beard (633)
  Presence of wattles (632)
  Nasal Mucosa pigmentation (538)
  Ewe weight at lamb weaning (479)
  Fleece color/pattern at birth (1241)
  Fleece color/pattern with 24 months (163)
  Presence of wool (168)
  Hull pigmentation (1325)
  Thoracic girth (6)
  Testes/pattern (53)
  Ewe weight at lamb birth (172)