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Breeds of Livestock - Sakiz Sheep

Breeds of Livestock - Sakiz Sheep

Sakiz

    sakiz-web1.jpgAlso Known By: Çesme

    Found in the region surrounding Izmir in Turkey, the Sakiz is a carpet wool breed also kept for meat and milk production. White with black spots around the mouth and eyes and on the ears and legs. The males are horned and the females usually polled or hornless. They are a long-thin tail breed with fat at the base of the tail. The Sakiz originated from the Chios.

    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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