The Sharabi is native to the northern cultivated areas of Iraq along the Tirgis River,
the Sharabi is long in both body and leg. The hump is rather small which leads some
to believe that is derived from a mixture of humped and humpless cattle. The black-and-white
and sometimes whiteback coloration as well as the upturned small horns suggest a
relationship to the Jaulan of Syria.
The Sharabi is generally considered a poor dairy animal but some females have been
known to attain milk yields of 6.8 kg per day.
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