The Fat-Rumped Sheep Of East Africa

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1957/1958
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Epstein H.
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The present range of the fat-rumped sheep of East Africa includes the whole of Somaliland from where it extends into Kenya, where large flocks are brought south annually by traders into the native reserves from the hot, low-lying countries of Suk, Turkana and the Northern Province. In the Central Province of Tanganyika, particularly in and around Mpwapwa, natives have lately been showing preference for these fat-buttocked sheep. The southern expansion of the breed is probably due to the situation of Mpwapwa on the old Bagamoyo-Tabora-Kigoma trade route, and to the fact that many Arabs and Somalis have settled in the neighbourhood, these aliens preferring sheep of the type to which they were accustomed in their native country (McCall, 1930).
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 23, p. 42-48
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