[Sca-cooks] Fat Tail Sheep

Lilinah lilinah at earthlink.net
Wed May 23 10:40:14 PDT 2007

There are quite a number of fat tailed/fat rumped sheep breeds, which 
appear to have originated in Central Asia. Some of them have tails 
that when dressed (!!) weigh 5 lbs. Here are photos of a few 
displaying their fat tails (or rumps) There are many other fat-tail 
breeds besides these:

the Altay

the Balkhi

the Baluchi

the Hasht Nagri

the Moghani

the Ujumqin, a Mongolian

the Waziri

The Han, one of the most extreme
(note that while it is in "China", the region is one of 
Turkic/Central Asian culture):

BTW, this is a *really interesting* website, where they're trying to 
compile info and photos of all the domesticated "farm" animals from 
all over the world that they can:
They have listings and photos of cattle, horses, goats, sheep, swine, 
and "others". "Other" includes Buffalo,  Camels both Bactrian and 
Dromedary, Donkeys, Llama, Reindeer, Yak

A couple of my favorite pin-ups are the Golden Guernsey Goat (looks 
like an Irish setters, only it's a goat) and the Poitou Donkey (the 
French Poodle of donkeys).

And if you're a "poultry guy", this site has a collection of poultry breeds
including chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese, and "others". "Others" 
only includes at this time Guinea Fowl and Black Swan. I haven't 
explored this part of the site as much as i have the mammal section.

Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)
the persona formerly known as Anahita

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