Baluchi are small sheep that originated in southern
Afghanistan, eastern Iran, and southwest Pakistan. They are a fat-tailed sheep
breed and are raised mainly for wool production. They are also known Araghi,
Baluchi Dumda, Farahani, Khorasani, Khurasani, Mengali, Neini, Naeini,
Shinwari, Taraki and Yazdi sheep.
They are raised mainly for wool production. Their wool is
coarse with modulation. The average annual fleece weight is between 1.3 and 1.8
kg. The ewes are pretty good milkers, and they produce enough milk for their
lambs. On average an ewe generally produce around 40 to 50 kg of milk in a
lactation period of about 125 days.
They are black and white with black marks on the legs and
head. Their face is generally black. They are generally polled in both genders.
The average live body weight of the mature Baluchi ewes is around 35 kg. And
the mature rams on average weight up to 40 kg.
The Baluchi sheep are strong animals, and they
are well adapted to their local climates. They are especially well adapted to
the arid, subtropical areas in the eastern Iran, and they are excellent