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Breeds of Livestock - Kivircik Sheep

Breeds of Livestock - Kivircik Sheep

Kivircik

    kivircik-web1.jpgFound in northwestern Turkey, the Kivircik is kept for milk and meat production. Their wool quality ranges from carpet to medium-wool quality. They are white with white or spotted faces, similar to the Karnobat and the Tsigai. Black and brown varieties are also found. The males are horned and the females polled.

    Reference:

    Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.
    Photographs:

    Prof. Dr. M. Ihsan SOYSAL and Research Asst. Emel ÖZKAN, Trakya University, Agriculture Faculty, Dept. of. Animal Sci., Tekirdag/TURKEY



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