Balkhi Sheep
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Balkhi are medium to large sized sheep originatedrnfrom Afghanistan and North-western Pakistan. They are a fat-tailed mutton typernsheep. They are  raised mainly for meatrnproduction, but they are also good for producing wool. 
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Balkhi sheep are hardy and are well adaptedrnto their native climates. They have a low fiber density, and they approximatelyrnyield 2 kg of coarse wool with an average 43.5 micrometer diameter. The ewesrnare pretty good milkers and they produce enough milk for their lambs. The ewesrngenerally lactate for about 105 days and produce around 60 kg of milk. 
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They are black, grey, or tan. They havernsomewhat long ears, and their body is muscular and compact. Their tail is fatrnand tucked, and both rams and ewes are horned. The rams generally weight aroundrn5.2 kg at birth, and the ewes around 3.8 kg. The average body height of thernmature rams is around 87 cm at the withers, and around 74 cm for the ewes.


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