The prescribed criterion for animals
For camels, the criterion is 5 camels. For camels less than this number, there is no Zakaat. For cows, it is 30. For less than 30, there is no Zakaat. Similarly, for goats, the prescribed criterion is 40. For less than 40 goats, there is no Zakaat. A Hadith regarding this has been mentioned on page no.
Buffaloes will be included in cows. Ram, sheep, etc. will be included in goats.
For Zakaat, a she-camel should be given. If a male camel is being given, then it is necessary that it should be of the same monetary value as a female camel. However, for cows and goats, there is no difference between male and female.