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Hanzhong Sheep

Category: Meat Country: China Home tract: Ningqiang, Lueyang and Mianxian county, Shanxi province Morphometric traits Body weight: Adult male - 35 kg, female - 31 kg Production traits Greasy fleece: Male
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Guide Black Fur Sheep

Category: Meat, fat tail Country: China Home tract: South Sinkiang Morphometric traits Body weight: Adult male - 56 kg, female - 43 kg Reproductive traits Litter size: 1.01 Production traits Greasy fleece: Fleece...
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Guangling Fat tailed Sheep

Category: Meat, fat tailed Country: China Home tract: Guangling, Hunyuan, Yanggao, Huairen country, Datong district, Shanxi province Morphometric traits Body weight: Adult male - 52 kg, female - 43...
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Ganjia Sheep

Category: Meat Country: China Home tract: North China; Xiahe, Gansu References Ma Y-H, 2006, “Phylogeography and origin of sheep breeds in Northern China,” Conservation Genetics; 7:117-127 [Web Reference]...
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Fat-tailed Han Sheep

Category: Meat, fat tail Country: China Home tract: Liaocheng district, Shandong province; Heilonggang district, Hebei province Morphological characteristics Tail: Long Morphometric traits Body weight: Adult male - 72 kg, female -...
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Duolang Sheep

Category: Meat, fat type Country: China Home tract: West-south edge of the Takelamagan desert; Maigaiti, Bachu, Yuepu, Shace county, Sinkiang Morphological characteristics Body: Large Body coat: Lamb brown, grey Horns: Polled Tail:...
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Diqing Sheep

Category: Meat, wool Country: China Home tract: Diqing state, Yunnan province Morphological characteristics Body: Short Body coat: White, black points Horns: Males horned, ewes polled Tail: Thin Morphometric traits Body weight: Adult male -...
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Chinese Merino Sheep

Category: Meat Country: China Home tract: North of Xinjiang province References Zeng X.C., et al., “Genetic diversity measures of 8 local sheep breeds in northwest of China for genetic...
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Cele Black Sheep

Country: China Home tract: Cele County, Sinkiang Morphometric traits Body weight: Adult male - 45 kg, female - 35 kg Production traits Greasy fleece: Male 1.5 kg, female 1.2 kg...
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Bayinbuluke Sheep

Category: Meat, fat tail Country: China Home tract: Yourduoshi basin, Sinkiang Morphological characteristics Tail: Short Morphometric traits Body weight: Adult male - 70 kg, female - 43 kg Reproductive traits Litter size: 1.02 Production...
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Bashibai Sheep

Country: China Home tract: Yuming County, Singkang Morphological characteristics Body: Small sized Body coat: Red brown fleece, less kemp and more down hair Morphometric traits Body weight: Adult male – 68.3...
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Altai Fat-rumped Sheep, Aletai

Category: Meat, fat tail Country: China Home tract: Fuhai, Fuyun, Qinghe, Altay, Burjin, Jibunai, Habahe, Sinkiang Morphometric traits Body weight: Adult male –93.0 kg, female – 67.6 kg Reproductive traits Litter...
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Van Rooy Sheep

Category: Meat type Country: South Africa Home tract: Initially it was developed by crossing the Blinkhaar Afrikaner" ram and eighty Rambouillet ewes; later on these crosses were...
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Suffolk Sheep

Category: Meat type Country: United Kingdom, South Africa Home tract: Originated almost 200 years ago on the rugged southeastern coast of England, the result of crossing Southdown...
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South African Mutton Merino Sheep, SA Mutton Merino

Category: Meat, wool Country: South Africa Home tract: South African Mutton Merino was developed through selection for better wool quality and conformation. The majority of the South...
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South African Merino Sheep, SA Merino

Category: Meat, wool Country: South Africa Home tract: The South African Merino is found in the drier Northern Cape Province, on the fertile lands of the winter...
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Ronderib Afrikaner Sheep

Category: Meat, fat tailed Country: South Africa Home tract: The Afrikaner sheep had their origin in the Middle East and North East Africa. They migrated southward with...
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Pedi Sheep

Category: Meat, fat tailed Country: South Africa Home tract: Most of the Pedi sheep in South Africa are found in the Limpopo province. Morphological characteristics Body: A relatively small...
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Nguni Sheep

Category: Meat, fat tailed Country: South Africa Home tract: Eastern coast to the areas. The Nguni sheep of Zululand and Swaziland migrated to South Africa with the...
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Namaqua Afrikaner Sheep

Category: Meat, fat tailed Country: South Africa Home tract: The Namaqua Afrikaner is one of the oldest sheep breeds in South Africa. The original Afrikaner sheep migrated...
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