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Breeds of Livestock - Alai Sheep

Breeds of Livestock - Alai Sheep


Found in southern Kyrgyzstan, the Alai is a fat rumped breed typically raised for meat and wool production. The males are either horned or polled and the females are polled. They were developed in the early 20th century from Kirgiz Fat-rumped crossed with Precoce and Sary-Ja breeds.


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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