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Sheep Breeds

Meatmaster Sheep

Category: Meat type Country: South Africa Home tract: A composite sheep breed developed in South Africa. C.R. Collett in the Venterstad district of the Eastern Cape, bred
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Letelle Sheep

Category: Meat, wool Country: South Africa Home tract: Descended from the Spanish Merino. In 1785 Spanish Merinos found a home on the French Government’s experimental farm Rambouillet...
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Karakul Sheep

Category: Pelt breed Country: Namibia, South Africa, Uzbekistan Home tract: The Karakul sheep is believed to be one of the oldest breeds of domesticated sheep in the...
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Ile De France Sheep

Category: Meat type Country: South Africa Home tract: The Ile de France has been bred in France since 1822. The first Ile de France sheep arrived in...
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Dorper Sheep

Category: Meat, wool Country: South Africa Home tract: Persian and Dorset Horn sheep were crossed and evaluated in a series of co-operative trials with the Department of...
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Dormer Sheep

Category: Meat, wool Country: South Africa Home tract: Developed from a cross between Dorset Horn rams and German Merino ewes, at the Elsenburg Research Station of the...
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Dohne Merino Sheep

Category: Meat, wool Country: South Africa Home tract: It is Merino type sheep developed at Dohne Agricultural Research Station near Stutterheim, by crossing local Merino and South...
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Damara Sheep

Category: Meat, hair, skin Country: South Africa Home tract: Damara area of Namibia; These sheep arrived in South Africa between 200 and 400 A.D. The Damara, Herero,...
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Persian Sheep, Swartkoppersie

Category: Meat type Country: South Africa Home tract: Somalian/Saudi-Arabian origin, the ancestors of the Blackhead Persian were initially introduced to South Africa by chance in 1869. The...
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Afrino Sheep

Category: Meat, wool Country: South Africa Home tract: Afrino flocks are mainly found in the Southern Free State, Eastern Cape and Northern Cape provinces and the Karoo...
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Washera Sheep, Dangla

Country: Ethiopia Home Tract: Predominantly in West and East Gojam zones of the Amhara Region extending to the south of Lake Tana. Reproductive traits Litter size: High twinning...
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Menz Sheep, Ethiopian Highland, Abyssinian, Legagora

Category: Meat, wool Country: Ethiopia Home Tract: Highlands of North Shoa and parts of Wollo Zone of the Amhara Region. Morphological Characteristics Body: Compact, small Body coat: Black or dark...
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Horro Sheep

Country: Ethiopia Home Tract: Western and southwestern parts of the country. Distribution: Widely distributed in areas covering western Shoa to East and West Wollega, Illubabor and Jimma...
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Blackhead Somali Sheep, Blackhead Persian, Blackhead Ogaden

Country: Ethiopia Home Tract: Ogaden area of the Somali Region. The breed is also known by various Morphological Characteristics Body coat: Black color of the head. The body...
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Arsi-Bale Sheep, Fat Tailed

Country: Ethiopia Home Tract: Distribution: Highlands of eastern and south-central Ethiopia, in Arsi, Bale, Hararghe and East Shoa zones of Oromia Region and in many parts...
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Afar Sheep, Adal, Fat Tailed

Country: Ethiopia Home Tract: Middle Awash Valley in eastern Ethiopia, extending as far as Dire Dawa in the east and the town of Bati in the...
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Waziri Sheep

Category: Meat Country: Pakistan Home tract: Waziristan and Bannu Morphometric traits Body weight: Adult male – 40 kg, female – 30 kg Production traits Daily milk yield: 0.7 kg Fiber: 1.38 kg...
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Tirahi Sheep, Afridi

Category: Meat, wool Country: Pakistan Home tract: Tribal areas of Tirah and Kurran valley Morphological characteristics Tail: Fat tailed Morphometric traits Body weight: Adult male – 37 kg, female – 33...
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Tirahi Sheep, Afridi

Category: Meat, wool Country: Pakistan Home tract: Tribal areas of Tirah and Kurran valley Morphological characteristics Tail: Fat tailed Morphometric traits Body weight: Adult male – 37 kg, female – 33...
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Sipli Sheep

Category: Meat, wool Country: Pakistan Home tract: Bahawalpur and Bahawalnagar Morphometric traits Body weight: Adult male – 32.8 kg, female – 29 kg Production traits Daily milk yield: 0.2-0.4 kg Fiber: 5.6...
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