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CHARACERISTICS. OF THE BREEDS OF SHEEP This presentation is from Virginia Tech and has not been edited by the Georgia Curriculum Office. Breeds Of Sheep. Dorset Border Leicester Cheviot Columbia Coopworth Corriedale

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Characeristics

CHARACERISTICS

OF THE BREEDS

OF SHEEP

This presentation is from Virginia Tech and has not been edited by the Georgia Curriculum Office.


Breeds of sheep

Breeds Of Sheep

Dorset Border Leicester

Cheviot Columbia

Coopworth Corriedale

Finnsheep Hampshire

Polypay Rambouillet

Romanov Southdown

Suffolk Targhee

Texel


Dorset

Dorset

  • Wool Type - Medium

  • Hardiness - Moderate

  • Mature Size – Medium (120-140 lbs.)

  • Growth Rate - Moderate

  • Prolificacy – High Medium (2 avg.)

  • Ewe Grease Fleece Weight – 5-8 lbs.


Border leicester

Border Leicester

  • Wool Type - Long

  • Hardiness – Low Moderate

  • Mature Size – Medium to Large (130-150 lbs.)

  • Growth Rate – High Moderate

  • Prolificacy – Medium (<2 avg.)

  • Ewe Grease Fleece Weight – 8-12 lbs.


Cheviot

Cheviot

  • Wool Type - Medium

  • Hardiness – High Moderate

  • Mature Size – Small (about 100 lbs.)

  • Growth Rate - Low

  • Prolificacy - Moderate (<2 avg.)

  • Ewe Grease Fleece Weight – 5-8 lbs.


Columbia

Columbia

  • Wool Type - Medium

  • Hardiness – High Moderate

  • Mature Size – Large (150-175 lbs.)

  • Growth Rate - High

  • Prolificacy – Low Moderate (1.5 avg.)

  • Ewe Grease Fleece Weight – 9-14 lbs


Coopworth

Coopworth

  • Wool Type - Long

  • Hardiness – High Moderate

  • Mature Size – Medium (120-140 lbs.)

  • Growth Rate - Moderate

  • Prolificacy – High Moderate (2 avg.)

  • Ewe Grease Fleece Weight – 8-12 lbs.


Corriedale

Corriedale

  • Wool Type - Medium

  • Hardiness - Moderate

  • Mature Size – Medium (120-140 lbs.)

  • Growth Rate - Moderate

  • Prolificacy – Moderate (<2 avg.)

  • Ewe Grease Fleece Weight – 9-14 lbs.


Finnsheep

Finnsheep

  • Wool Type – Medium to Long

  • Hardiness - Low

  • Mature Size – Small (about 100 lbs.)

  • Growth Rate - Low

  • Prolificacy – High (4 avg.)

  • Ewe Grease Fleece Weight – 4-8 lbs.


Hampshire

Hampshire

  • Wool Type - Medium

  • Hardiness - Low Moderate

  • Mature Size – Large (150-175 lbs)

  • Growth Rate - High

  • Prolificacy – Moderate (<2 avg.)

  • Ewe Grease Fleece Weight – 5-8 lbs.


Polypay

Polypay

  • Wool Type - Medium

  • Hardiness - Moderate

  • Mature Size – Medium (120-140 lbs)

  • Growth Rate - Moderate

  • Prolificacy – Moderately high (3 avg.)

  • Ewe Grease Fleece Weight – 6-10 lbs.


Rambouillet

Rambouillet

  • Wool Type - Fine

  • Hardiness - High

  • Mature Size – Moderately Large (130-150 lbs)

  • Growth Rate – Moderately High

  • Prolificacy – Low Moderate (1.5 avg.)

  • Ewe Grease Fleece Weight – 9-14 lbs.


Romanov

Romanov

  • Wool Type - Medium

  • Hardiness - Very Low

  • Mature Size – Small (100 lbs)

  • Growth Rate - Low

  • Prolificacy – High (4 avg.)

  • Ewe Grease Fleece Weight – 3-5 lbs.


Southdown

Southdown

  • Wool Type - Medium

  • Hardiness - Low Moderate

  • Mature Size – Small (100 lbs)

  • Growth Rate - Low

  • Prolificacy – Low Moderate (1.5 avg.)

  • Ewe Grease Fleece Weight – 5-8 lbs.


Suffolk

Suffolk

  • Wool Type - Medium

  • Hardiness - Low

  • Mature Size – Very Large (175-200 lbs)

  • Growth Rate – Very High

  • Prolificacy – High Moderate (2 avg.)

  • Ewe Grease Fleece Weight – 4-8 lbs.


Targhee

Targhee

  • Wool Type - Medium

  • Hardiness - High Moderate

  • Mature Size – Large (150-175 lbs)

  • Growth Rate – High Moderate

  • Prolificacy – Moderate (<2 avg.)

  • Ewe Grease Fleece Weight – 9-14 lbs.


Texel

Texel

  • Wool Type - Medium

  • Hardiness - Moderate

  • Mature Size – Medium (120-140 lbs)

  • Growth Rate - Moderate

  • Prolificacy – Moderate (<2 avg.)

  • Ewe Grease Fleece Weight – 4-8 lbs.


Why do we want to cross two breeds

Why do we want to cross two breeds?


Crossing

Crossing?

  • The biggest reason is gain the benefits of both breeds that are involved.

  • 50 % of the traits come from one breed

  • 50 % comes from the other breed


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