9 Names of Camels according to their Age – Digg, Jill, Fahal

Camel is one of the traditional animals of Saudi Arabia. While talking about the desert of Saudi Arabia the first thing that comes to our mind is Camel.

Many Camel Beauty Festivals are held in the Kingdom, among which one main festival is King Abdul-Aziz Camel Beauty Festival, which attracts a large number of attendees.

Camels are not just called camels in Saudi Arabia. Only camel experts and lovers know they are divided into further categories. This classification is made according to their ages.

It is an Arab tradition that if they love something, they call it with different names. Saudis love camels and hence they call them with 9 different names according to their age.

Camel expert Farij bin Fahad Al-Dosari said that camels are categorized into three main categories according to their ages and these three categories are ‘Digg’, ‘Jill’, and ‘Fahal’.

1-DIGG: Digg category includes camels between the ages three to five. This category is further classified into three main types among them is Mofrada, the Haqqa, and the Jatha’a.

2-Mofrada name is called for the camel that is more than 6 months’ old

3-Haqqa is called for the camel that is 3 years’ old

4-Jatha’a: A four years old camel is called Jatha’a

5-JILL: Jill is the camels that are 5 years old.

6-RUBA’A:  Camel that is 6 years old.

7-SUDUS: This name is used for the camels that are 7 years old.

8-SHAQ:  The camels that had their first canine tooth are called Shaq.

9-FAHAL: This category is used for the camels that fertilize the female camels.

The three Categories are basically presented at the King Abdul-Aziz Camel Beauty Festival and the festival standard is focused on what is considered more competitive. 

Farij bin Fahad said, “The King Abdul Aziz Camel Beauty Festival showed skills of taming and adopting the camel and this makes the competition tougher between owners, who go above the limits to win the King Abdul Aziz Camel Beauty Contest Award.

Source: Arab News

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