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Breeds of Livestock - Masai Sheep

Breeds of Livestock - Masai Sheep


masai-sheep1.jpgOther Names: Red Masai, Red Maasai, Tanganyika Short-tailed

The Masai are of the East African Fat-tailed type and are found in northern Tanzania, south central Kenya and Uganda.  The breed is a hair sheep used for meat production.  Masai are red-brown and occasionally pied.  The males are horned or polled, females are usually polled.


Mason, I.L. World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds. Third Edition. C.A.B International. 1988





Drew Conroy, Associate Professor, 131 Barton Hall, Thompson School of Applied Science, University of New Hampshire Durham, NH 03424

Chuck Dodd

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Added January 13, 1998; updated February 22, 2002


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