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Table 4 Phenotypic correlation between body weight and linear body measurement of sheep breed within sex and age group

From: Phenotypic characterization of sheep breeds in Gamogofa zone

Traits 1PPI 2PPI ≥ 3PPI
Ram Ewe Ram Ewe Ram Ewe
WH 0.762** 0.717** 0.758** 0.634** 0.620** 0.566**
HOL 0.533** 0.228* 0.063 0.314** 0.017 0.305**
EL 0.085 0.093 0.109 0.047 0.053 0.112
HW 0.634** 0.428** 0.527** 0.449** 0.570** 0.569**
HL 0.465** 0.132ns 0.241* 0.349** 0.310* 0.429**
BL 0.833** 0.799** 0.716** 0.771** 0.664** 0.707**
PW 0.668** 0.563** 0.683** 0.442** 0.617** 0.439**
CG 0.921** 0.841** 0.826** 0.805** 0.925** 0.832**
SW 0.575** 0.379** 0.526** 0.459** 0.530** 0.509**
CBL 0.674** 0.590** 0.705** 0.454** 0.545** 0.569**
CBW 0.624** 0.632** 0.620** 0.605** 0.600** 0.635**
TL 0.410** −0.300** 0.400** − 0.298** 0.337* − 0.347**
TC 0.483** 0.436** 0.355* 0.405** 0.481** 0.508**
SC 0.715** 0.547** 0.627**
  1. WH wither height, HOL horn length, EL ear length, HW head width, HL head length, BL body length, PW pelvic width, CG chest girth, SW shoulder width, CBL cannon bone length, CBW cannon bone width, TL tail length, TC tail circumference, SC scrotum circumference, 1PPI one pair of permanent teeth, 2PPI  two pair of permanent teeth, ≥ 3PPI ≥ three pair of permanent teeth, ns nonsignificant
  2. **Significant at P < 0.01, *significant at P < 0.05