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Muzzafarnagri Sheep, Bulandshahri

Accession number: INDIA_SHEEP_2024_MUZZAFARNAGRI_14014 Country: India Home Tract: Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Distribution: Muzzafarnagar, Bulandshaher, Sahranpur, Meerut, Bijnor, Dehradun districuts of Uttar Pradesh and parts of Delhi and Haryana.
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Munjal Sheep

Country: India Home tract: Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan states. The origin of Munjal sheep is not known exactly but it is supposed to have originated in India...
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Mecheri Sheep

Accession number: INDIA_SHEEP_1800_MECHERI_14027 Country: India Home Tract: Tamilnadu Distribution: Mecheri, Kolathoor, Nangavalli, Omalur and Tarmangalam Panchayat Union areas of Salem district and Bhavani taluk of Coimbatore district of...
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Marwari Sheep

Accession number: INDIA_SHEEP_1704_MARWARI_14013 Country: India Home Tract: Rajasthan and Gujarat Distribution: The name originates from the home tract of the breed: Marwad. The breed resembles black-headed Persian sheep...
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Mandya Sheep, Bannur, Bandur

Accession number: INDIA_SHEEP_0800_MANDYA_14026 Country: India Home Tract: Karnataka Distribution: Mandya district and bordering Mysore district of Karnataka. Morphological Characteristics Body: Relatively small sized; compact body with a typical reversed U-shape...
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Malpura Sheep

Accession number: INDIA_SHEEP_1700_MALPURA_14012 Country: India Home Tract: Rajasthan Distribution: Jaipur, Tonk, Swaimadhopur and adjacent areas of Amjer, Bhilwara and Bundi districts in Rajasthan. Morphological Characteristics Body: Failry well-built Body coat: Face...
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Magra Sheep, Bikaneri, Bikaneri Chokhla and Chakri

Accession number: INDIA_SHEEP_1700_MAGRA_14011 Country: India Home Tract: Rajasthan Distribution: Bikaner, Nagaur, Jaisalmer and Churu districts of Rajasthan. However, animals true to the breed type are found only in...
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Madras Red Sheep, Chennai Red

Accession number: INDIA_SHEEP_1800_MADRASRED_14025 Category: Meat, skin Country: India Home Tract: Tamilnadu Distribution: Chingalpet and Madras districts Morphological Characteristics Body: Medium-sized Body coat: Predominantly brown, the intensity varying from light tan to dark...
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Kilakarsal Sheep, Keezhakkaraisal, Karuvai, Keezha Karauvai, Ramnad Karuvi, Adikarasial

Accession number: INDIA_SHEEP_1800_KILAKARSAL_14024 Country: India Home Tract: Tamilnadu Distribution: Ramnathpuram, Madurai, Thanjavur and Ramnad districts of Tamil Nadu. Morphological Characteristics Body: Medium-sized Body coat: Coat is dark tan, with black spots...
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Kheri Sheep

Country: India Origin: Evolved in the farmers flock under the field conditions especially in the areas that are important for sheep migration in Rajasthan appears to...
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Kenguri Sheep, Tenguri

Accession number: INDIA_SHEEP_0800_KENGURI_14023 Country: India Home Tract: Karnataka Distribution: Hilly tracts of Raichur district (particularly Lingasagar, Sethanaur and Gangarati taluks) of Karnataka. Morphological Characteristics Body: Medium-sized Body coat: Mostly dark brown,...
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Kendrapada Sheep

Accession number: INDIA_SHEEP_1500_KENDRAPADA_14042 Country: India Home Tract: West Bengal   Distribution: Distributed in Kendrapada, Jagatsingpur, Cuttack, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Konark and Puri district of coastal area of Orissa. Morphological Characteristics Body: Small Body...
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Katchaikatty Black Sheep

Accession number: INDIA_SHEEP_1800_KATCHAIKATTYBLACK_ 14040 Country: India Home Tract: Vedipatti taluka of Madurai district of Tamil Nadu Morphological Characteristics Body: Medium sized, compact Body coat: Black in colour, coat type is...
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Kashmir Merino Sheep

Country: India Morphological Characteristics This breed originated from crosses of different Merino types (at first Delaine Merinos, and subsequently Rambouillet and Soviet Merinos) with predominantly migratory native...
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Karnah Sheep

Accession number: INDIA_SHEEP__0700_KARNAH_14005 Country: India Home Tract: Jammu and Kashmir Distribution: Distributed in Karnah, a mountainous tehsil in North Kashmir. Morphological Characteristics Body: Large Body coat: Wool is generally white in...
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Jalauni Sheep

Accession number: INDIA_SHEEP_2010_JALAUNI_14010 Country: India Home Tract: Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh Distribution: Jalaun, Jhansi and Lalitpur districts of Uttar Pradesh. Morphological Characteristics Body: Medium-sized Nose: Straight Horns: Both sexes are polled Ears:...
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Jaisalmeri Sheep

Accession number: INDIA_SHEEP_1700_JAISALMERI_14009 Country: India Home Tract: Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) Distribution: Jaisalmer, Barmer and Jodhpur districts of Rajasthan. Pure specimens are found in southwestern Jaisalmer, extending up to northwestern...
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Hissardale Sheep

Country: India Origin: Hissardale originated in the earlier part of the century at the Government Livestock Farm, Hissar (Punjab, now Haryana), through crossing Australian Merino rams...
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Hassan Sheep

Accession number: INDIA_SHEEP_0800_HASSAN_14022 Country: India Home Tract: Karnataka Distribution: Hassan district of Karnataka Morphological Characteristics Body: Small Body coat: Completely white or white body with light brown or black spots on...
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Gurez Sheep

Accession number: INDIA_SHEEP__0700_GUREZ_14004 Country: India Home Tract: Jammu and Kashmir Distribution: Distributed in the Gurez area of Northern Kashmir. Morphological Characteristics Body coat: Generally white in colour, although some animals...
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