Somali goat

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Somali goats in Ali Sabieh, Djibouti.

The Somali goat is a goat breed from Somalia, Djibouti and northeast Kenya used primarily for the production of meat.[1] The animals have short ears and hair, usually white but sometimes with spots or patches.[1] Both males and females have horns, although females are often polled.[1] The goats are drought tolerant and, when milked, can each yield one to three kilograms of milk daily, even when access to water is limited.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c Zorloni, Alberto (1 August 2003). "Somali". Breeds of Livestock. Oklahoma State University. Archived from the original on 2 July 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Chatty, Dawn (1996). Mobile Pastoralists: Development Planning and Social Change in Oman. Columbia University Press. p. 84. ISBN 9780231105491.