KARAKTERISTIK UKURAN TUBUH KERBAU RAWA DI KABUPATEN LEBAK DAN PANDEGLANG PROVINSI BANTEN
R. E. Sitompul
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This research was aimed to study the genetic diversity through the characteristics of body sizes of swamp buffalo in Lebak and Pandeglang district, Banten Province. A total of 286 heads consisting of 110 heads from Cibadak, 107 heads of Cisata and 69 from Sajira. Parameters measured were body length, chest girth, chest deep, shoulder high and hip high. Body size data are grouped by age ≤ 2 years, 2 – 4 years and 4 years. Body measurements in the age group ≤ 2 years showed similar results in all three districts, but there are differences in the groups 2 – 4 years and≥ 4 years. In general, the buffalo from Sajira greater (P ≤ 0.01) than in Cisata, but almost the same as Cibadak. Parameter of body size which can be used for determinating size for the buffalo in Cibadak and Sajira is chest girth. Parameter of body size can be used for determinating shape for males in Cibadak is hips width and in Sajira is body length, while for females in Cibadak is chest girth and Sajira is shoulder high.
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