Table 7: Relationship between oocyte qualities with breed and age.

ParametersBreedAgeAverage ± SDP-value
3-5 n=216-9 n=5210-15 n=22

Grade I oocyteGudali(5)6.20± 0.91(20)7.45±0.48(7)6.86± 0.457.13 ± 0,35α0,42
n=33
White Fulani n=30(9)6.67± 1.00(16)7.4± 0.51 (6)6.00± 0.636.94 ± 0,41α0,40
Red Fulani(7)6.43± 0.97 (16)6.88± 0.55(9)6.33± 0.336.63 ± 0.35α0.78
n=32
Average ± SD6.48 ± 0.557.27 ± 0.296.41 ± 0.266.72 ± 0.36__
P-value0.950.680.46 ____

Grade II oocyteGudali(5)5.40± 1.03(20)5.35± 0.61(7)5.14± 0.735.31 ± 0.43α0.98
n=33
White Fulani n=30(9)4.44± 0.68(16)4.75± 0.53(6)3.00± 0.934.32 ± 0.39α0.24
Red Fulani(7)4.00± 0.84 (16)4.31± 0.54(9)4.33± 0.404.25 ± 0.33α0.93
n=32
Average ± SD4.52 ± 0.464.85 ± 0.334.23 ± 0.40x4.53 ± 0.39 __
P-value0.550.440.12 __ __

Gudali(5)4.20± 0.37(20)3.90± 0.37(7)4.71± 0.994.13 ± 0.32α0.60
n=33
Grade III oocyteWhite Fulani n=30(9)3.44± 0.60(16)3.25± 0.37(6)3.00± 0.573.26 ± 0.27α0.86
Red Fulani(7)2.86± 0.34(16)3.38± 0.31(9)2.89± 0.263.13 ± 0.18α0.43
n=32
Average ± SD3.44 ± 0.303.57 ± 0.203.50 ± 0.393.50 ± 0.29__
P-value0.270.380.10 ____

Grade IV oocyteGudali (5)5.80± 0.24 (20)4.30± 0.44(7)5.29± 0.994.75 ± 0.39α0.33
n=33
White Fulani n=30(9)3.56± 0.29(16)4.31± 0.41(6)3.00± 0.573.97 ± 0.26α0.42
Red Fulani n=32(7)4.57± 0.71(16)4.38± 0.37(9)2.89± 0.263.13 ± 0.18α0.74
Average ± SD4.43 ± 0.424.33 ± 0.233.50 ± 0.394.08 ± 0.34 __
P-value0.040.990.10____

Total grades I and II oocytesGudali(5)11.60± 1.50(20)12.80± 0.95(7)12.00± 1.1112.44 ± 0.67β0,78
n=33
White Fulani(9)11.11± 1.27(16)12.19± 0.91 (6)9.00± 1.5211.26 ± 0.21α0.21
n=30
Red Fulani(7)10.44± 1.74(16)11.19± 0.94(9)10.67± 0.6210.83 ± 0.87α0.87
n=32
Average ± SD11.00 ± 0.6012.12 ± 0.5410.64 ± 0.6211.25± 0.58__
P-value0.870.470.18____

Total grades III and IV oocytesGudali(5)10.00± 1.22(20)8.20± 0.57(7)10.00± 1.908.88 ± 0.56α0.31
n=33
White Fulani n=30(9)7.00± 0.75(16)7.56± 0.68(6)6.67± 1.117.23 ± 0.45α0.74
Red Fulani(7)7.43± 0.92(16)7.75± 0.58(9)6.89± 0.357.74 ± 0.36α0.61
n=32
Average ± SD7.86 ± 0.577.87 ± 0.347.82 ± 0.737.84 ± 0.54 __
P-value0.010.730.12 __ __

x, y, and z: being on the same line, values affected with the same letter do not differ significantly (P > 0.05).
α, β, and ɤ: being on the same column, values affected with the same letter do not differ significantly (P > 0.05).