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Breeds of Livestock - Zaire Long-legged Sheep

Breeds of Livestock - Zaire Long-legged Sheep

Zaïre Long-legged

Found in Kibali-Ituri in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre) the Zaïre Long-legged belongs to the African Long-legged sheep group. It is a hair sheep that is white or brown pied. The rams are horned and the ewes are polled. Both sexes have lop ears.

Reference:

Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.
Photographs:
Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia, provided by: Dott. Paolo Bani, Istituto di Zootecnica, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Via Emilia Parmense, 84, 29100 Piacenza, ITALY
 

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