Kajali Sheep

National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources
Karnal-132001 (Haryana)

Large sized animals with well-built body distributed in Sangrur, Barnala, Ludhiana, Moga and adjoining districts in Punjab. Kajali sheep has two types /colour variants: Black (Kali) and White (Chitti) Kajali. Black Kajali have complete black or black-brown or brown body. White Kajali have complete white coat with black or dark brown circle/patch around the eyes, and in face and ears. These sheep have roman nose, long and pendulous ears, and long tail touching the ground (about 55cm). Primarily reared for mutton production. Average adult weight is about 57 kg in males and 43 kg in females. It produces white or black/brown coloured coarse wool (0.8 – 1kg). Population size is approximately 6,000 – 8,000.

Kajali Female
Kajali Male