Breeds of Livestock, Department of Animal Science
Breeds of Livestock -
Azaouak - NW Niger
Photos provided by Larry W. Harms
|Place of Origin||East Mali, West Central Niger, and North West Nigeria|
|Uses||Pack and Dairy|
|Relationship to other breeds||West African (shorthorned) Zebu, Similar to Shuwa|
|Characteristics||Short horns, drooping ears, and a loose hide. They vary in color, but the main color is a mix primarily red with some white.|
|Breed Societies||Hausa Shanun Adar, Fulani Azawa, Azawal|
|Synonyms||Arab, Damerghou or Tagama (Niger), Tuareg|
|Proscribed Names||Not Azawak, Azawa, Azawaje, Azawal|
I.L.Mason. (1996). A world dictionary of livestock breeds, types and varieties. CAB INTERNATIONAL.
Larry W. Harms, Alexandria, Virginia.