Pedi sheep

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The Pedi sheep is a breed of sheep native to South Africa. And is one of three of indegionous type of sheep, along with Zulu and Swazi, they have been in the region since 200-400 AD.[1] The breed gets its name and characteristics from having been raised primarily by the Pedi people in the north of the country.[2] Pedi are smaller fat-tailed sheep kept for meat, are polled, and are generally white, brown, and red.[3][4]


  1. ^ Hlophe, Sambulo Revelation (2011), "Genetic variation between and within six selected South African sheep breeds using random amplified polymorphic DNA and protein markers", Dissertation, University of Zululand
  2. ^ Domestic Animal Genetic Resources Information System (DAGRIS), International Livestock Research Institute
  3. ^ Graham R. Duncanson (30 June 2012). Veterinary Treatment of Sheep and Goats. CABI. p. 30. ISBN 978-1-78064-003-7.
  4. ^ "Pedi", South African Indigenous Breeds

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