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Breeds of Livestock - Masai Sheep

Breeds of Livestock - Masai Sheep

Masai

masai-sheep1.jpgOther Names: Red Masai, Red Maasai, Tanganyika Short-tailed

The Masai are of the East African Fat-tailed type and are found in northern Tanzania, south central Kenya and Uganda.  The breed is a hair sheep used for meat production.  Masai are red-brown and occasionally pied.  The males are horned or polled, females are usually polled.

Reference:

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

 

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Photographs:

Drew Conroy, Associate Professor, 131 Barton Hall, Thompson School of Applied Science, University of New Hampshire Durham, NH 03424

Chuck Dodd


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