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  • Zurgada Antonova, How to Make Ewes Accept Their Newborn 

    Churyumova, Elvira; Seleeva, Tsagan (2015-04-29)
    Sometimes ewes reject their new-born. Zurgada’s paternal uncle had the following method to make such ewes accept their lambs. He used to take saliva from the lamb and hand it over to its mother while saying the following: ...
  • Ubush Darzhinov, About Kalmyk Sheep, Horses and Camels 

    Churyumov, Anton (2017-03-25)
    Ubush knows how to look after sheep, shear their wool and rid them of insects. He can determine the age and gender of any sheep. He says that rams are usually kept for meat. He recalls, however, that his grandfather kept ...
  • Polina Fedorova, Sheep: Breeding, Skin, Mutton, Symbolisms 

    Gedeeva, Darina; Babaev, Andrei (2016-06-07)
    Polina says that in the past the Kalmyks bred four types of livestock, including sheep, camels, cattle and horses. The livestock grazed by themselves in the countryside. Among them the sheep was considered to be especially ...
  • Bosya Ochirova, About Untouchable Livestock (Setrya Mal) 

    Churyumova, Elvira (2015-04-30)
    In the past, the Kalmyks dedicated sheep or goats to gods by marking them with a ribbon tied around the animal’s neck. No one was supposed to touch or kill these sacred animals.

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