Kranky Kids® home page
My Daily Cow®
Mongolian Bareback yak  - cow - Mongolia

Mongolian Bareback yak
(most common name in English)

(local/other name):
• Mongol ulsyn Bareback sarlagiin
• Монгол улсын Bareback сарлагийн

The Mongolian Bareback yak is a type of Mongolian Yak (which is a domestic yak).

Although yaks are a separate species, they are a subgenus of genus Bos — so they are a close relative of cattle. The domestic yak (Bos grunniens) is a very important addition to domestic livestock in use today.

The distinguishing characteristic of Bareback yaks is the short hairs found on their rumps during wintertime.

You can also go to:

My Daily Cow® Mongolia and read about other Mongolian cattle breeds.

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