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Shinghari Donkey

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Country: Pakistan, Afghanistan

Home tract: Southern Afghanistan and the adjoining area of Kakar Khurasan. Larger breeding herds of Shinghari breed are found in the Suleiman mountain region (north-eastern Balochistan)

Morphological Characters

Body: Heavy sized

Body coat: Many colours but the dominant and selective colour is white.

Uses: Mainly use by the nomads. Also use in the mountainous area of Suleiman. It can carry a load on its back up to 240 kg on the plain and 160 kg in mountainous areas.

Remarks: Highly resistant to dry years. Well adapted to the ecology of the area.


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