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Breeds of Livestock - Africana Sheep

Breeds of Livestock - Africana Sheep

Africana

afri1.jpgOther Names: Pelona, Camura, Red African, Rojo Africana, Colombian Wooless, West African

The Africana is found in Colombia and Venezuela. They are usually brown, ranging in shade from tan to brown and cherry-red to dark red. They are very similar to the Pelibüey in size and confirmation. The breed is polled and the male is sometimes maned.

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Reference:

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

Hair Sheep of Western Africa and the Americas: A Genetic Resource for the Tropics. (H.A. Fitzhugh and G.E. Bradford, eds.), A Winrock International Study, 1983.

Photographs:

Hair Sheep of Western Africa and the Americas: A Genetic Resource for the Tropics. (H.A. Fitzhugh and G.E. Bradford, eds.), A Winrock International Study, 1983.


Added September 12, 1996

 

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