Tukur

Synonyms: 
Lasta, Ethiopian Highland, Abyssinian, Tikur
Subgroup: 
Abyssinian
Special Characteristics: 
The word ‘Tukur’ literally means black colour, in reference to the dominant coat colour of the breed; body size is small; facial profile is straight to slightly convex; horns are usually present in males, but absent in females; when present, they are generally short, ribbed and spiralled; fat tail is variable in length and shape.
Main Location: 
Inhabits the highlands of northern Ethiopia, including parts of Tigray, Gondar and Wollo; the production system is predominantly agricultural, small cereals being the major crops.
Origin: 
Almost certainly descended from very ancient importations from Arabia across the narrow Bab-el-Mandeb straits at the mouth of the Red Sea (Wilson, 1991).
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