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Many breeds of sheep are available in our country and they can be distinguished by different quality of wool in different places. Keeping that in mind, match items in column I and column II.

Column IColumn II
I) Lohia) Uttar Pradesh
II) Rampur Bushairb) Gujarat
III) Bakharwalc) Rajasthan
IV) Patanwadid) Jammu and Kashmir

Select the alternative which shows the correct matching.
A) I-c, II-a, III-d, IV-b
B) I-c, II-b, III-a, IV-d
C) I-b, II-a, III-d, IV-c
D) I-b, II-c, III-d, IV-a

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Hint: Bakerwal is found in the state famously known as paradise on earth and Lohi breed is found in the state where deserts are found and the most populated state of India adopts the Rampur Bushair breed.

Complete answer:
Bakharwal breed derives its name from the rearing of sheep which is a nomadic tribe. The Bakharwal sheep are entirely migratory and have no distinct home tract. They may be found in the Pir Panjal ranges of the Jammu division during winter and migrate to the Kashmir Valley during summer. The fleece is generally white although sheep with coloured fleece may also be observed. The animals are small sized with long and drooping ears, small and thin tails, ram horned and ewes polled. The sheep is shorn three times a year and produce a total annual wool of 1 to 1.5 kg per animal.

The Rampur Bushair breed is widely spread in districts of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. The sheep is medium sized with white colour fleece most predominant, but the sheep with brown, black and tan colour can also be seen. The quality of fleece is medium and is dense. The animal has long and drooping ears and a typical roman nose. The breed has horned males and mostly polled females. The sheep has no wool on Legs, belly and face.

The Patanwadi sheep are also known by the various names such as Desi, Kutchi, Kathiawari, Vadhiyari and Charotari) found in the coastal plains of the Saurashtra and Kutch regions of Gujarat, and the sandy loamy areas of Patan, Panch Mahals and Mehsana districts of Gujarat. The breed has three distinct strains, non-migratory, migratory and meat type. The non-migratory have small bodies, migratory with large bodies and long legs and meat type has big bodies and low stature.

The Lohi sheep is also known as Parkanni are found in the southern Punjab in Pakistan and states of Rajasthan and Haryana in India. The breed is known for its carpet quality wool and has good meat production. The animals are medium sized with white color bodies. The face is brown in color with wool on the forehead.

Thus, the correct answer is Option A i.e., I-c, II-a, III-d, IV-b

Note:The sheep breeds belong to different regions of India. Bakharwal are found in Jammu and Kashmir, Rampur Bushair in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, Patanwadi in Gujarat and Lohi in Rajasthan and Haryana.