Herd of females & kids
|Copyright: Mahdi Raeisi Nafchi (mahdiraeiai) (51)|
|Date Taken: 2004-08-11|
|Categories: Mammals, Mountain|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-05-19 9:15|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Central Alborz sheeps in Sorkhe-hesar national park.|
In summer, males & kids form seperated herds and also males. And both choose seperated territories during summer.
They are natural hibrid of Urial sheep (with 58 cromozom) & Armenian or Red sheep (with 54 cromozoms). They have 54-58 cromozoms.
These are 33. Can you see them?
Not many years ago, here, they can be seen in big herds (number of hundreds).
The picture is cropped.
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great picture, are they natural hybrids or man made ?