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Afghan nomads - changing lives

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

Born survivors

Lambs are born out in the open without any assistance in all weathers and still the lamb survival rate is about 95%, according to the male head of this family. The Turki is the largest breed of fat-rumped sheep in Afghanistan. They have two distinct humps of fat on their behinds, a high growth rate and are a good producer of mutton.

picture credit: © Ellen Geerlings



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