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Breeds of Livestock - Zel Sheep

Breeds of Livestock - Zel Sheep


Also Known By:  Chiva, Iran Thin-tailed, Mazandarani, Persian Thin-tailed

The Zel is found in Mazandaran in northern Iran. It is a carpet-wool breed kept for both meat and milk production. Primarily white they are sometimes seen with coloration on the head and legs. Black, brown or pied animals are also found. The males are horned and the females polled or naturally hornless.


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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