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Viktor Sandzhiev, about the Kalmyk breed of livestock

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Terbish, Baasanjav 


Viktor says that a brother of his maternal grandfather bred camels. When Kalmyks were deported in 1943, all Kalmyk sheep were sent to Kazakhstan where they were inter-bred with the local species. Kalmyk sheep are cold resistant and give birth on the snow. A mature ram may weigh up to 100 kilograms. Yustinskiy rayon of Kalmykia is known for its Kalmyk breed of horses. Kalmyks also have a native dog species called bankhar which is not afraid of wolves.



Camels, ram, dog

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Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge

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