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Sperki Donkey, Piddie

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Country: Pakistan

Home tract: Khurasan, the Suleiman mountain region, and the Marri and Bugti hills. Mostly found in the Kohlu district.

Morphological Characters

Body: Small sized

Temperament: Very wild, not easy to handle

Uses: It can carry a load on its back up to 160 kg on the plain and 60-80 kg in mountainous areas; it is used mainly for water transportation and light agricultural operations.

Remarks: Very hardy and consumes very fibrous feeding materials; no need of any care and management; highly resistant to diseases; ability to run fast. They are threat to the Shinghari breed because of their high libido and ability to mate with Shinghari females.

References

  1. Kakar A.R., 2012, “Donkey Breeds Of North-Eastern Balochistan, Pakhtoonkhua, And Southern Afghanistan,” [Web Reference]
  2. Porter V., Alderson G.L.H., Hall S.J.G. and Sponenberg D.P., 2016, “Mason’s World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding,” 2 Volume Pack. Cabi [Web Reference]
  3. Razik A, 2010, “Donkey Breeds Of North-Eastern Balochistan, Pakhtoonkhua, And Southern Afghanistan,” The 6th International Colloquium on Working Equids, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India; p. 111-114. [Web Reference]
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