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Table 4 Total number, percentage of goats and sheep of different age and sex

From: Nomadic pastoralism in southern Iran

Age groups Proportion/herd (%) Population/herd (Head)
  Average SD SE Range Average Range
Goat    
Buck (Nari) 8 5.3 1 3-29 22 4-90
Doe (Torshiz) 44 10.5 1.9 30-65 122 80-240
Castrated male (Akhte) 5 4.9 0.9 0-16 14 0-100
Male yearling (Chavosh) 7 5.2 0.9 0-20 19 0-90
Female yearling (Gise) 12 3.7 0.7 6-20 32 15-60
Male kid (Kare) 10 5.4 1 0-19 28 0-75
Female kid (Kare) 14 6.1 1.1 5-38 39 13-110
Sheep       
Ram (Ghooch) 6 3.5 0.6 0-14 3 0-10
Ewe (Meesh) 45 23.2 4.2 0-64 25 0-100
Male yearling (Shishak) 4 3.2 0.6 0-14 2 0-6
Female yearling (Kavor) 18 10 1.8 0-25 10 0-50
Male kid (Barre) 7 8 1.5 0-29 4 0-10
Female kid (Barre) 20 10.5 1.9 0-30 11 0-40
  1. Words in Italic are local terms.