Afghanistan is home to many of Central Asias most unique
breeds of sheep that are particularly well-adapted to the local conditions and
highly valuable commercially. The most notable is the largest breed of
fat-rumped sheep, the Turki.
Turki sheep have two distinct camel humps of fat on their
behinds. They have a high growth rate and are a good producer of mutton, but
are not a good wool producer. They are raised mostly in the northeastern parts
of Afghanistan. Turki sheep accompany refugees to neighboring Pakistan where
the breed is recognized as Afghani sheep.