Is it necessary for the aqeeqah animal to meet with the conditions of qurbani animal?
Yes, it is necessary for the Aqeeqah animal to meet the conditions that are required to be met in a Qurbaani animal. However, since the Aqeeqah in itself is not Waajib a person will not have to compensate for the deficiency, if he comes to know of it at a later stage.
Checked and Approved By:
Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.
وهي شاة نصلح للأضحية تذبح للذكر والأنثى
(رد المحتار ص٣٣ ج٦ ايج ايم سعيد)