The Awassi is the main indigenous breed of sheep in Iraq and comprise almost two thirds of th e existing population of the 9.7 million (Central Statistical Organization , 1978). Most of the Awassi rams are characterized by long spiral horns and the females in most cases are polle d .

J. E Alkass, A. A Alrawi

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume 8. Symposia (2), , 663–667, 1982
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