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Sheep and Goat Breeds
Transcript of Sheep and Goat Breeds
Head: Naturally clean soft black face, with a covering of wool on the poll. Rams should possess a bold masculine head.
Ears: Soft black in color, of medium length, well set on.
Neck: Muscular and not too long.
Body: Well fleshed, long, deep and symmetrical. A broad, straight back with well-sprung ribs. Rump – quarters long and wide, dock well set on and legs of mutton full and deep.
Legs: Medium length, of strong bone and upright joints, well set apart and soft black in colour.
Skin and wool: Cherry pink covered with dense, fine quality wool of good staple.
Origin: Finnsheep originated in Finland where they are known as Finnish Landrace. They were imported to Canada in 1966 and to the U.S.
Weight: Ram 160-220 lb
Ewe 120-160 lb
Appearance: They are a small- to medium-sized, fine-boned, open-faced breed with medium-grade, good-staple length wool. Their wool is mainly white, but colored is acceptable.
Breeding:They can have up to 5 lambs at a time
Developed in Hampshire in Southern England
Reported in the US in 1840
Have the genetic ability to convert forage into meat and fiber
Are adaptable and productive in various geographic regions of the United States
Large, active sheep with a mild disposition
Rams: 300 lbs., Ewes: 200 lbs.
Face: should be of good length, dark in color, and practically free of wool from the eyes down
Unbroken wool cap
Ears and nose: covered with dark brown or black hair, not wool
Basic Description: swiss dairy goat, medium sized, sturdy, alert appearance, can be a solid fawn to a dark chocolate color, white ears with dark spots in the middle, and two white striped down the face from eyes to muzzle
Origin: From Toggenburg Valley of Switzerland in Obertoggenburg. Known as the oldest dairy goat.
Basic Description: medium- large sized, white, no wool on head and legs, heavy fleece
Origin: From U.S. by crossing cheviot rams and columbia ewes
By Myah, Jess, Erica and Brittany