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South-west Donkey

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Country: China

Home tract: West of Sichuan Province; Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Garze, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Aba, Sichuan Province

Morphological Characters

Body: Compact body structure, wide and long head, four strong legs

Body coat: Gray, chestnut is the most common colours

Mophometric traits

Body weight: Male 83.4 kg, female 100.1 kg

Body length: Male 92.5 cm, female 97.3 cm

Body height at withers: Male 89.5 cm, female 94.4 cm

Breast circumference: Male 98.2 cm, female 105 cm

Cannon circumference: Male 11.8 cm, female 12.0 cm

Reproductive traits

Reproductive survival rate: 50.62%

Production traits

Packing ability power: 50-70kg.

Carrying capacity for single donkey: 300-500kg.

Using for draught life: 20 years old.

The meat quality: fine fibers, devious. “Dragon meat, Donkey meat”.

Dressing percentage: male 45.33%; female 43.87%.

Meat percentage: male 34.31%; female 31.65%.


  1. Beijing, “Report on Domestic Animal Genetic Resources in China,” June 2003 [Web Reference]
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