Spotted Camel

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I think what’s happening with this camel’s hump is that he is maturing and developing more hair in a different color on his hump. However, I haven’t really seen other camels that have this appearance of small tufts of hair in a different color on the hump, and I couldn’t find any information about it either. Please feel free to contribute if you can. The one hump dromedary camel is native to Saudi Arabia, and it’s naturally low fat milk is quite a popular drink.


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American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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6 Responses to Spotted Camel

  1. Pingback: MyWorld: Camel Couture « JEDDAH DAILY PHOTO JOURNAL

  2. Love the freckles on that camel.

  3. JetSetMom.Cece says:

    Susie – Have you had the pleasure of tasting camel’s milk? Is it used in cooking? I do remember from one of your previous pictures how the (thick) milk was purchased and just placed in a plastic bag.

  4. Sara says:

    I’ve seen something similar on certain dogs shedding their winter coats. My friend’s dog is mostly black, has tinges of reddish-brown through her coat, but yet her fur clumps grey! A good brushing gets rid of the clumps as she sheds that winter coat, but a few days later, the clumps are back, until she’s done shedding.

    That said, I know nothing about camels and could not say if they too have a seasonal shed.

  5. Chiara says:

    Susie–apparently camels come in all colours, including multicoloured and spotted. This site has photos of three spotted baby camels.
    They are not as nicely “spackled” as your camel is and the photo doesn’t show the spots as distinctly as yours does. It is a cute and informative site though, including how to know if a baby camel will remain white or turn colour as it ages: click to find out! LOL 🙂

    Photo of a mosaic (Greek inscription:531AD) in the Old Baptisery of the Church at Mount Nebo in Jordan showing a boy holding a spotted camel:

    Great camel photos (including of spotted camels), camel stories, training,care, equipment and veterinary info:

    The ancient Romans called a giraffe “the Latin name camelopardalis from the Greek root words for camel and leopard, meaning “leopard-like (spotted) camel.”

    Thanks for the beautiful photo and the inspiration! 🙂

  6. Interssting photo. It was wonderfull if in the world all animals can stop and go it’s way. Nice photo blog in a place where I think (because that’s the “message” we capture and maybe it’s wrong) isn’t easy to capture everithing you want.
    Regards frm Funchal
    Paulo Camacho

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