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Shallageea Camel

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Category: Milch type

Country: Sudan

Home tract: The coastal strip of the Red Sea in North-East Sudan.

Morphological characters

Body: Less beefy confirmations

Hump: Small

Abdomen: Large

Udder: Well developed with prominent milk veins.

Production traits

They are very good milkers, especially during November, March and July, when the adlib is in fruit.

Daily milk yield: 15-18 kg per day but may yield 18-21 kg when there are good rains and excellent pasture on the adlib side

Peak milk yield: kg per day

Remarks: They are sturdy and mainly browse on the salty adlib (Suaeda fruticosa) and the similar, but smaller (Hadmal) supplemented with the leaves and fruits of mangrove. The Shallageea are very skilful at walking into the sea and nipping the lemon-like fruits from the mangrove stands. Frequently, they wade so deeply that only the head and hump are visible above water.

References

  1. Hjort A. and Dahl G., 1991, “Responsible man. The Attman Beja of north-eastern Sudan,” Stockholm studies in social anthropology, SA cooperation with Nordiska African Institute, Uppsala, Sweden. p. 196. [Web Reference]
  2. Wardeh M.F., 2004, “Classification of the dromedary camels,” Journal of Camel Science; 1: 1-7. [Web Reference]
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