The relationship between conformations of dams and daughters in Czech Holsteins
J. Bouška, M. Vacek, M. Štípková, E. Němcová, P. Pytlounhttps://doi.org/10.17221/3934-CJASCitation:Bouška J., Vacek M., Štípková M., Němcová E., Pytloun P. (2006): The relationship between conformations of dams and daughters in Czech Holsteins. Czech J. Anim. Sci., 51: 236-240.
The relationship between type traits in Holstein cows over generations was analysed. The analysed data set included a total of 12 157 dam-daughter pairs with linear scores of 14 type traits including a final score and general characteristics of type. Significant relationships existed between linear type traits in dams and their daughters. Pearson correlation coefficients ranged from r = 0.20 to r = 0.63 except the rump angle. A negative correlation (r = –0.02) was found for this trait. A similar tendency resulted from the analysis of the relationship between values of general characteristics and the final type score.Keywords:
Holstein cattle; cows; linear type score; correlation