Arabi, also known as Afghan Arabi, Sheep are fat-rumped
sheep from Northern Afghanistan. They typically have long pendulous ears; they
also generally have black or white faces. The Arabi rams have horns and the
ewes are polled (hornless). They are raised for meat and wool production.
Most likely Arabi sheep are descended from very ancient
importations from Arabia across the narrow Bal-el-Mandeb Straits at the mouth
of the Red Sea. They have adapted to extreme temperatures and conditions.
Within the foothills of Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, summer temperatures rise
to 41 degrees C (110 F) and winter temperatures down to -26 C (-15 F) with less
than 400 mm (16 in) rain.