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Breeds of Livestock - Yili Horse

Breeds of Livestock - Yili Horse


Found in northwestern Xinjiang region of China, the Yili is a light riding and driving horse also used for meat and milk production. The Yili is of the Mongolian type and is usually chestnut, brown or black. They have originated since 1900 from Russian breeds crossing with the native Molgolian stock.

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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