Conference of Sustainability of Camel Population and Production, Suudi Arabistan, 1 - 04 Mayıs 2012, ss.46-57
This study is the first in Turkey about body sizes of Turkish camels. The aim of this study is to determine Turkish camels morphologically raised in Balikesir Region of Turkey. In this study a total of 81 male camels was used in provinces of Balikesir. Descriptive statistics of morphologic traits for withers height were 161.7±1.42 cm, body length 146.1±1.36 cm, limb length 81.9±0.84 cm, and cannon circumference 16.3±0.24 cm. The results of this study demonstrated that Turkish camels were smaller than camels from Sudan and Pakistan. Owners of Turkish camels should be supported by Turkish government and they should be survived is as a genetic resources of Turkey for future generations.