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Akshi - cow and calf - Syria

The Akshi of Hama, Syria (aka Anatolian; Bedouin and Djebeli and Kleiti in Homs, Syria; Oksh and Arab in Israel) is a strain of Baladi.

The Akshi can be black, brown, black pied, yellowish-brown, and occasionally grey – with about a third of the population being naturally polled.

NOTE: The overall breed name Baladi is used for most of the indigenous cattle of the Middle East. This group name especially refers to the indigenous shorthorned, humpless, brachyceros type cattle of Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Jordan.

baladi = native cattle and cattle of the country


You can also go to:

The Cow Wall® A-Z Cattle Breed Picture Reference
to see other breeds of cattle in the world.

My Daily Cow® Syria and read about other Syrian cattle breeds.