(most common name in Syria)
(local/other name in Israel, Jordan, Lebanon)
also (most common name):
• Lebanese Jabali (Lebanon)
• Okshi (Jordan)
also (local/other name):
• Anatolian (Hama and Aleppo)
• Baladi (Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria)
• Kleiti (Homs)
The Akshi descends from a variety of the Egyptian known as Baladi.
The Akshi is a brachyceros type similar to the Jaulan, only smaller. They can be black, brown, yellowish-brown, occasionally grey, and black pied — with about 30% of the population being naturally polled.
The Akshi is well-adapted to dry areas with little rainfall and is resistant to tropical diseases. They will tolerate low level management and have a long reproductive life. But, in Syria, many calves do not survive because milking starts immediately after parturition.
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