Determinación de índices de similitud entre diversas razas caprinas ibéricas y la Catalana
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With the aim to know the position of 'Catalan goat' among Spanish caprines, its relationships with other 8 breeds -Spanish Alpine, Blanca Andaluza, Negra Serrana, Mesetas, Murciano-Granadina, Malagueña, Pyrenean and Blanca de Rasquera- were studied and for this purpose, 9 morphological traits were quantitatively
analysed. Distance among breeds (morphological index of distance) presented an average value of 20.87± 9.86, with extreme values of 46.64 between Negra Serrana and Alpine breeds, to 4.79 between Negra Serrana and Blanca Andaluza. The obtained dendrogram showed a quite logical structure considering each breed origin. Catalan breed appeared close to 3 Blanca de Rasquera ecotypes, although both were well differentiated by their distances, so it can be concluded that Catalana is not a mere Rasquera ecotype.