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Table 2 Descriptive statistics for sheep in the local market and marketparticipants

From: Valuation of traits of indigenous sheep using hedonic pricing in CentralEthiopia

Description Mean(SD)/percentage
Price per head of sheep (ETB*) 238.36(83.92)
Age of sheep in months 12(11.431)
Male sheep (%) 58.5
Sheep coat color (%)  
Red 44.1
Creamy white 28.7
Black 10.3
Brown 3.1
White 4.6
White mixed with other colors 9.2
Body condition (%)  
Good 48.2
Medium 48.2
Bad 3.6
Body size (%)  
Small 32.8
Medium 42.6
Large 24.6
Tail condition (%)  
Long fat tail 24.1
Long thin tail 47.7
Medium length thin tail 14.9
Medium length fat tail 13.3
Buyers’ occupation (%)  
Trader 41
Farmer 10.8
Farmer-trader 6.2
Others 42.1
Sellers’ occupation (%)  
Trader 12.8
Farmer 61
Farmer-trader 13.8
Others 12.4
  1. *ETB stands for Ethiopian Birr which is the Ethiopian currency.