Also Known By:Chiva, Iran Thin-tailed, Mazandarani, Persian Thin-tailed
The Zel is found in Mazandaran in northern Iran. It is a carpet-wool breed kept for both meat and milk production. Primarily white
they are sometimes seen with coloration on the head and legs. Black, brown or pied
animals are also found. The males are horned and the females polled or naturally hornless.
Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth
Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.