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This is even worse than the Eskimos.

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爾雅·釋畜第十九》 ("Dictionary: Explanation of various animals, No.19", 3rd century BC):

膝上皆白,惟。四骹皆白,。四蹢皆白,。前足皆白,。後足皆白,。前右足白,;左白,。後右足白,;左白,
  tjogs - horse with all-white knees.
  zɯŋ - horse with four white lower legs.
  hljuʔ - horse with four white hoofs.
  geː - horse with all-white forefeet.
  go - horse with all-white backfeet.
  kʰeːʔ - horse with a white front right hoof.
  kʰral - horse with a white front left hoof.
  snaŋ - horse with a white rear right hoof.
  tjogs - horse with a white rear left hoof.

駵馬白腹,。驪馬白跨,。白州,。尾本白,。尾白,。馰顙,。白達,。面顙皆白,惟
  ŋʷan - red horse with white abdomen.
  ɢʷjid - black horse with white hip.
  qeːns - horse with white dock.
  qraːns - horse with white tail root.
  raːŋ - horse with white tail.
  braːg tiːn - horse with white forehead.
  saːs gʷeːn - horse with white nose.
  mroːŋ - horse with white face.

駵白,。黃白,。駵馬黃脊,。驪馬黃脊,。青驪,。青驪驎,。青驪繁鬣,。驪白雜毛,。黃白雜毛,。陰白雜毛,。蒼白雜毛,。彤白雜毛,。白馬黑鬣,。白馬黑脣,;黑喙,。一目白,。二目白,
  praːwɢ - red-and-white horse.
  gʷaːŋ - yellow-and-white horse.
  gran - yellow-back red horse.
  ɢrub - yellow-back black horse.
  qʰʷeːn - bluegreen-black horse.
  daːl - bluegreen-black horse with fishscale-like stripes.
  mju - bluegreen-black horse with thick mane.
  puːʔ - horse with black-and-white hair.
  pʰrɯ - horse with yellow-and-white hair.
  qin - horse with light black-and-white hair.
  tjul - horse with bluegreen-and-white hair.
  graː - horse with red-and-white hair.
  g·raːg - white horse with black mane.
  sl̥on - white horse with black lips.
  kroːl - horse with black mouth.
  greːn - horse with one white eye.
  ŋa - horse with two white eyes.

既差我馬,宗廟齊毫,戎事齊力,田獵齊足。 ──馬屬。
  With regard to choosing horses: For sacrifice events at ancestral houses, use horses of the same colour; for military battles, use horses of the same (maximum) strength; for hunting, use horses with the same speed.
  End of horses.

牛。牛。牛。牛。牛。牛。牛。角一俯一仰,;皆踊,。黑脣,。黑眥,。黑耳,。黑腹,。黑脚,。其子,。體長,。絕有力,欣。 ──牛屬。

:牡,;牝,。夏羊:牡,;牝,。角不齊,。角三觠,羊,黃腹。未成羊,。絕有力,。 ──羊屬。

犬生三,;二,;一,。未成毫,。長喙,。短喙,。絕有力,,狗也。 ──狗屬。

,大者。蜀子,。未成雞,。絕有力,。 ──雞屬。

馬八尺爲。牛七尺爲。羊六尺爲。彘五尺爲。狗四尺爲。雞三尺爲。 ──六畜。