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A brown Masai sheep eating grass.Other Names: Red Masai, Red Maasai, Tanganyika Short-tailed


The Masai are of the East African Fat-tailed type and are found in northern Tanzania, south central Kenya and Uganda.  The breed is a hair sheep used for meat production.  Masai are red-brown and occasionally pied.  The males are horned or polled, females are usually polled.

A white and brown Masai sheep eating a weed.












Mason, I.L. World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds. Third Edition. C.A.B International. 1988

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