Afghan Arabi is the fat rumped (fat-tailed) breed of Afghanistan, which is primarily breeding for meat. A domesticated sheep that predominantly found in the north of Afghanistan but now they are a common breed of domestic sheep and found all around Afghanistan.
Afghan Arabi produces carpet quality wool but mainly raised for meat.
Afghan Arabi breed information
The breed is of medium size.
The sheep are usually black or grey with a white face.
They have long pendulous ears.
Both rams and ewes polled (no horns).
The average height of the matured ewes is around 19 inches (48 cm) at withers.
The breed is capable of adapting to harsh, warm climates, due to their hardy nature.
Afghan Arabi are a very hardy breed and less susceptible to disease.
Even the milk utilized from Arabi.
Brief characteristics of Afghan Arabi Sheep
|Breed Name||Afghan Arabi Sheep|
|Country/Place of Origin||Afghanistan|
|Breed Purpose||Meat and milk|
|50 kg (110 lb)|
|Ewe(Female)||40 kg (88 lb)|
|Good for Stall Fed||open grazing|
|Climate Tolerance||Native Climates|
Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.
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