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by Shepherd
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: The Meat Sheep Forum
Topic: Romanov Sheep
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Views: 15200

Romanov Sheep

Romanov sheep originated in Russia. They were imported into Germany and France. In 1980, Canada brought in Romanov ewes and rams, and then they were brought into the United States. Romanovs average 2-5 lambs. Lambs are born pure black but turn gray. Romanov wool is used for rugs. Distribution is wor...
by Shepherd
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: The Meat Sheep Forum
Topic: Rideau Sheep
Replies: 0
Views: 15207

Rideau Sheep

Rideau sheep are one of three Canadian breeds, emanating from Suffolk, Shropshire and Dorset breeds, combined with Finnish Landrace and East Friesians. Since 1989, the breed's popularity has grown rapidly. Rideau sheep can be used to improve maternal traits within a flock. About half of Rideau ewes ...
by Shepherd
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: The Meat Sheep Forum
Topic: Rhoen Sheep
Replies: 0
Views: 15193

Rhoen Sheep

The Rhoen is yellow-white with a black hornless head and clothed in coarse wool. It is a medium-large breed with long legs and no horns. It is the only breed with white legs and black head that is free of wool. It is considered a hardy and frugal landrace breed suited to wet climates in highlands. D...
by Shepherd
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: The Meat Sheep Forum
Topic: Red Masai Sheep
Replies: 0
Views: 15207

Red Masai Sheep

Red Masai sheep are an East African fat-tailed hair meat sheep.

They are red-brown, sometimes pied. Males are horned or polled. Females are usually polled.

They are said to be resistant to parasites.

Distribution is Africa and Europe.
by Shepherd
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: The Meat Sheep Forum
Topic: Rabo Largo Sheep
Replies: 0
Views: 15339

Rabo Largo Sheep

Rabo Largo are from Brazil.

They were bred from fat-tailed hair types from Africa and crossed with the Crioulo.

They are white, pied, or white, with a colored head. Both sexes are horned.

Individuals can vary between hair and carpet wool.

Distribution is South America.
by Shepherd
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: The Meat Sheep Forum
Topic: Priangan Sheep
Replies: 0
Views: 15290

Priangan Sheep

The Priangan is a variety of Javanese Thin-tailed hair sheep with Africander and Merino breeding.

They are black or pied, with some individuals gray or tan. Males are horned and females are polled.

They often do not have external ears.

Distribution is in Indonesia.
by Shepherd
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: The Meat Sheep Forum
Topic: Pelibuey Sheep
Replies: 0
Views: 15063

Pelibuey Sheep

The Pelibuey is a hair sheep descended from the West African Dwarf.

It comprises 75 percent of sheep population in Cuba.

Hair color ranges from beige, brown, dark brown, red, white and black.

Males usually do not have horns.

Distribution is in the Caribbean, Mexico and South America.
by Shepherd
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: The Meat Sheep Forum
Topic: Painted Desert Sheep
Replies: 0
Views: 15199

Painted Desert Sheep

The Painted Desert Sheep is a hair sheep like the Mouflon. It's long horns make it a trophy target, but it is popular among alternative livestock fans. They shed their winter wool each spring. They can have up to four or five colors. They breed out of season and lamb twice a year, with triplets poss...
by Shepherd
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: The Meat Sheep Forum
Topic: Nolana Sheep
Replies: 0
Views: 14756

Nolana Sheep

The Nolana is a hair sheep that builds a thick coast during winter which is shed in spring.

There are two types of Nolana, a meat sheep and landrace sheep.

Distribution is Europe.
by Shepherd
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: The Meat Sheep Forum
Topic: Meatmaster Sheep
Replies: 0
Views: 15066

Meatmaster Sheep

South African farmers decided to develop a composite breed in the early 1990s, using fat-tailed hair breeds and muscled British and European breeds.

The Meatmaster is a hair sheep have been exported to Namibia, Australia and Canada.

Distribution is Africa, Australia and Canada.