Found in southern Kyrgyzstan, the Alai is a fat-rumped breed typically raised for meat and wool production. The
males are either horned or polled and the females are polled. They were developed
in the early 20th century from Kirgiz Fat-rumped crossed with Precoce and Sary-Ja
Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth
Edition. C.A.B. International. 273 pp.