Nellore Sheep Jodipi improvement

The crossbred lamb's weight at birth, weaning, 6 months & 9 months were heaviest than the native pure breed, but Nellore synthetics were heavier (3.17 kg) than the Mandya synthetics (2.60 kg). However, as the age advances the growth rate gradually decreased and at 1 year of age almost all crosses had the similar body weight and were as good as natives. Similarly, the tupping percentage (71) was slightly higher and the lambing percentage (63) was almost equal among natives and crosses.