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Merakpa Yak

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Country: Bhutan

Home tract: Eastern Bhutan. Originated from Tibet.

Morphological Characters

Body: Smaller and lighter

Body coat: Usually black; other common colours include black and white or brown, with fewer than 5% being white or albino. Some have a pale dorsal and ventral line and white tail switch, or white patches on the forehead and body. Most are horned but 10-17% are polled.

Forehead: Long hairy forehead


  1. Porter V., et al., 2016, “Mason's World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding, 2 Volume Pack,” CABI Publisher, p. 987.
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