The Balkhi is a fat tailed mutton type. It is found in the NWF Province of Pakistan
and tribal areas and in adjoining areas of Afghanistan. They are a large size with
body color varying from black, tan, gray or their admixture, often extending to the
head and legs as well. The wool yield is 2.0 kg (coarse; fiber diameter 43.5 u). The
ears are moderately long, the body is muscular and compact, and a tucked up fat tail.
They have a low fiber density.
Muhammad Tahir, Associate Professor, Department of Animal Breeding & Genetics, University
of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan