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Breeds of Livestock - Moghani Sheep

Breeds of Livestock - Moghani Sheep

Moghani

Found on the Moghan steppe of northwestern Iran the Moghani are a fat-tailed meat breed with carpet quality wool. They are usually are solid white but occasionally pale colored markings will be found in the head and feet. The rams are usually polled and the ewes are polled.

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Reference:

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

Photographs:

R. E. McDowell, Professor Emeritus of International Animal Science, Cornell University, and provided by Paul O. Brackelsberg, Professor of Animal Science, Iowa State University

Ebrahim Nooriyan Sooror, M.Sc Animal Genetic Improvement, Iran

 


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