Ethiopian Highland, Abyssinian, Legagora
Body size is small (60 cm height, and 35 kg); head is short with rather large eyes; facial profile is straight to slightly convex; have a pad of fat behind poll and on side of nostrils; horns are usually present in males, but absent in females; when present, horns are generally short, ribbed and spiralled; brisket rather prominent; fat tail is variable in length and shape, even within a sub-type (Wilson, 1991).
Natural habitat of this breed is the highlands of northern and central Shoa and some parts of Wollo within 39°–40°E longitude and 10°–11°N latitude; the altitude of this habitat is between 2500 and 3000 m, with cold and windy climate; frost is frequent between November and January; rainfall is bi-modal with an annual average of 1100-1360 mm (Galal, 1983).
Almost certainly descended from very ancient importations from Arabia across the narrow Bab-el-Mandeb straits at the mouth of the Red Sea. Nomenclature of this breed is confused as many sub-types (Arsi-Bale, Tukur, Akale-Guzay, Rashaidi) have been cited (Wilson, 1991).