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Yak Breeds

Jiulong Yak

Country: China Home tract: Jiulong county of Sichuan province, which is located on the southeastern edge of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Morphological Characters Body: Tall, large Body coat: Black is
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Jinchuan Yak

Country: China Home tract: Maori and Akeli Village of Jinchuan County in Sichuan province. Remarks: 52% of Jinchuan yak individuals have 15 pairs of ribs while all...
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Jiali, Alpine Yak

Country: China Home tract: Jiali (Lhari in Tibetan) county of the Nakchu prefecture of Tibet at the southern edge of the Nyenchen Thangla mountains. Morphological Characters Body: Large Body...
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Indian Yaks

Country: India Home tract: Northern and western Himalayan states. In India, no yak breed has been classified. However, depending upon geographical distribution there are four types of...
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Huanhu Yak

Country: China Home tract: Transitional zone around the Qinghai Lake in Qinghai province. Morphological Characters Body: Small sized Body coat: Varied colours, majority of animals are black-brown (64.3%); among...
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Heihe Yak

Country: China Production traits Daily milk yield: 2.67 kg Milk yield per lactation: 280.8 kg Lactation length: 105 days Reference Dong S., Long R. and Kang M., 2007, “Milking performance of...
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Hangai Yak

Country: Mongolia Home tract: Hangai mountainous and woodland pastures at elevations of 1800-3000 meters. Morphological Characters Body: Large-framed Body coat: Colours vary greatly. Forehead: Majority (90%) of the animals are...
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Haapa Yak

Country: Bhutan Home tract: western and central Bhutan. Originated from Tibet Morphological Characters Body: Larger than Merakpa yak of eastern Bhutan. Body coat: Usually black; other common colours include...
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Guoluo Yak

Country: China Production traits Daily milk yield: 1.06 kg Milk yield per lactation: 162.1 kg Lactation length: 153 days Reference Dong S., Long R. and Kang M., 2007, “Milking performance of...
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Gannan Yak

Country: China Home tract: Gannan Tibetan autonomous prefecture of Gansu Morphological Characters Body: Strong body conformation and well-developed muscles Body coat: Black is the predominant colour (76.8% of the...
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Datong Yak

Country: China Home tract: It has been developed at datong yak farm (1983-86) in Qinghai by crossing wild yak bulls with the Huanhu yak. The semen...
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Chour-gau Yak

Country: India Home tract: Ladakh Remarks: They are highly adaptable to high altitudes, low atmospheric pressure and low oxygen content of air. They can also graze on...
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Bazhou Yak

Country: China Home tract: Hejing county in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Morphological Characters Body: Large, rectangular Body coat: Black is the main colour, but some are black and white,...
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Batang Yak

Country: China Home tract: Batang area of Qinghai Province Production traits Daily milk yield: 3.18 kg Milk yield per lactation: 487.2 kg Lactation length: 153 days Reference Dong S., Long R. and...
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Altai Yak

Country: Mongolia Home tract: Up in the high mountain grazing lands. Morphological Characters Body: Alpine type, long Body coat: Mainly black or black and white. Body is covered with...
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Afghanistan Yak

Country: Afghanistan Home tract: Alpine areas (Hindukush, Pamir) of Afghanistan Remarks: They are highly adaptable to high altitudes, low atmospheric pressure and low oxygen content of air....
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Yak Breeds - A to Z

Return to Livestock Breed Index Breed Country Status Arunachal India No population data available Chour-gau India - Haapa Bhutan No population data available Himachal India No population data available Jiu Long Yak China - Khainag Mongolia No population data available Kyrgyz yaks Kyrgyzstan - Ladakhi India No population data available Maiwa Yak China - Merakpa Bhutan No population...
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