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Breeds of Livestock - Somali Goats

Breeds of Livestock - Somali Goats


somali-web-1.jpgAlso known by: Deghier, Deg yer, Dighi yer, Borana, Galla, Abgal, Boran, Modugh, Mudugh, Ogaden

The Somali is found in Somalia and northeast Kenya.  The breed is used primarily for meat production.  They are primarily found in white but occational individuals will have colored spots or patches.  The Somali has short hair and ears.  The males are horned and the females are either horned or polled.


Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.

Dr Alberto Zorloni, Ethiopia

Dr Alberto Zorloni, Ethiopia

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Added January 8, 1998, updated August 1, 2003


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