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A black Balkhi sheep with fluffy wool.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.


A Balki sheep standing with a lead rope on.












Muhammad Tahir, Associate Professor, Department of Animal Breeding & Genetics, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan

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