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Assaf is a breed of domesticated sheep from Israel. The Assaf sheep is the product of crossbreeding the Awassi and East Friesian.[2]

Assaf in south Hebron
Country of origin Israel[1]]]
Use Meat, milk
Wool color White
Face color White

The Assaf is a dual purpose breed, raised for both milk and meat.[2] Both sexes display white and are unicolored.[3]

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  1. ^ Pollute GE, Gootwine E (2004). "Reproductive performance and milk production of Assaf sheep in an intensive management system". Journal of Dairy Science. 87 (11): 3690–703. doi:10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(04)73508-0. PMID 15483153. 
  2. ^ a b "Assaf". Sheep Breeds A - Ba. Retrieved 2009-05-13. 
  3. ^ "Assaf/Israel". Breed data sheet. Domestic Animal Diversity Information System. Retrieved 2009-05-13.