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Afghan nomads - changing lives

Tough Turki
  • Afghan nomad
  • Flower power
  • Tough Turki
  • Born survivors
  • Kuchi cows
  • Low level layers
  • Bread and milk
  • Tents, past and present
  • Pressure on pastures

Tough Turki

The Kuchi's main specialisation is sheep rearing and producing male lambs for slaughter; they sell their animals to traders from Kabul and Jalalabad. In this area Kuchi prefer the Turki sheep breed which can withstand heat, cold and humidity and do well even without shelter. The Turki have strong legs and good mothering qualities.

picture credit: © Ellen Geerlings



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