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Breeds of Livestock - Tuj Sheep

Breeds of Livestock - Tuj Sheep

Tuj

    tuj-web1.jpgAlso Known By: Çildir, Georgian (Turk.Gürcü), Kars, Kesik, Tiflis-Herik (Turk.Herigi), Tunç

    The Tuj is found in northeastern Turkey in the region surrounding Çildir. They are kept for their carpet wool, meat and milk. The breed is white, sometimes with dark marks around the eyes and on the feet. The males are horned and the females are polled. They are either short fat tailed or fat rumped. The breed originated from the Tushin found in Georgia.

    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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