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Breeds of Livestock - Yankasa Sheep

Breeds of Livestock - Yankasa Sheep


Also Known By:  Hausa, White Fulani, Y'ankasa

The Yankasa is a meat breed found in north and north central Nigeria. They are thought to of crossed with the West African Dwarf. The breed is white with black nose and around the eyes. They are polled or have small horns and semi-lop ears. Rams are usually maned.


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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