Arrit

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Resembles the Dongola sheep of the Sudan and appears to be intermediate between the Sudan Desert and Ethiopian Highland type sheep; typically the breed is polled, but the rams occasionally have open spiral horns; ears are semi-pendulous; body size is medium; coat colour is usually white; facial profile is nearly straight; the straight tail extends below the hocks, and during the rainy season fat may accumulate at its base (Epstein, 1971).
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This breed is maintained by the Arab tribes in the Keren area of northern Eritrea (Mason and Maule, 1960).
Origin: 
Its partial hairiness (with some coarse wool) as well as the seasonal accumulation of fat at the base of tail suggests its origin may be related to the wooled thin-tailed sheep of north Africa and the Sahara as well as fat-tailed sheep of the East African highlands.
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