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Yushu Horse

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Country: China

Home tract: Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu, Qinghai Province

Morphological Characters

Body: Small sized, narrowly body conformation

Body coat: Gray, bay is the most common colours

Mophometric traits

Body length: Male 130 cm, female 133 cm

Body height at withers: Male 126 cm, female 126 cm

Chest girth: Male 147 cm, female 151 cm

Cannon circumferences: Male 15.7 cm, female 15.7 cm

Reproductive traits

Mating age: male 3-4 years, female 4 years

It has one foetus every two years

Reproduction survival rate: 56.9%

Performance traits

Speed: 1 minute 48.7 seconds per 1.0 km

The maximum draft power: 240 kg

Packing ability power: 245 kg

The maximum carrying capacity: 750 kg

Remarks: It can adapt to tableland environment with 4500 altitudes.


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  2. Hendricks B.L., 2007, “International encyclopedia of horse breeds,” University of Oklahoma Press; p. 447-448.
  3. Porter V., et al., 2016, “Mason's World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding,” 2 Volume Pack. Cabi; p. 460.
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