Damascus

Also known by: Aleppo, Halep, Baladi, Damascene, Shami, Chami

The Damascus is a breed raised in the region of Syria and Lebanon, primarily for milk production. They are of the Nubian type and are usually red or brown but can also be seen in pied or grey. The animals can be either horned or polled and are long haired.

 

Some Performance Traits of Damascus

Area

Liveweight

Lactation Milk yield

Lactation periods
(gŁn)

Prolificacy

†††††††† Ref.

Does

Buck

North Cyprus†††††

50-60

60-90

260-352

200-210

1.5-1.8

÷zcan,1989

Turkey

50-60

60-90

250.8

201

1

Darcan,2000

South Cyprus

55-65

70-90

?

?

?

 

Israel

40-60

50-60

550

290

Devendra,1989

 

Reference:

Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.

Dr. Nazan Darcan, Çukurova University, Turkey

Photographs:
Dr. Nazan Darcan, Çukurova University, Turkey

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Added March 5, 2002, updated July 11, 2003