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Beg. Sheep Breeds

GLPB Sheep Breeds - Beginner

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Border Cheviot This breed of sheep was developed in Scotland. They are small sized, white faced with bare heads and legs.
Border Cheviot This breed of sheep are highly adaptable to a variety of climates, moderately prolific, easy lambers, good milkers, and posses excellent lamb vigor.
Columbia This breed of sheep was developed in the United States from a Lincoln ram and a Rambouillet ewe. They are known for their large size, wool-producing ability, and productivity under range conditions. They are large, white-faced, polled, and have wool on th
Corriedale This breed of sheep was developed in New Zealand by breeding a Lincoln ram with a Leicester/Merino ewe cross.
Corriedale This breed of sheep is medium-sized and white faced. They produce a heavy, medium-wool fleece with good staple length. They are prolific, good mothers that produce good market lambs.
Dorset This breed of sheep originated in Southern England. They can be polled, scurred, or horned and are white faced.
Dorset This breed of sheep are known for breeding out of season, being heavy milkers, and producing more than one lamb crop per year. They produce hardy lambs that yield heavy muscled carcasses.
Finn Sheep This breed of sheep was developed in Finland.
Finn Sheep This breed of sheep are small to medium sized, fine-boned, open faced, and produce medium grade, good staple length wool. They reach sexual maturity early. Ewes have strong maternal instincts and are very prolific - producing 2-4 lambs each lambing.
Hampshire This breed of sheep were developed in Southern England. They are large, have black faces and wool caps, and medium-wool fleeces.
Hampshire This black-faced breed of sheep are moderately prolific, and have very good milking ability, growth and carcass cutability.
Lincoln This white faced breed of sheep originated in England and are predominant in Great Britain. They have the heaviest fleece of the long wool type breeds.
Merino This breed of sheep was developed from fine-wool sheep in Spain. They are the basis for all wool breeds of sheep.
Merino This breed of sheep are fine-wooled, have a white face with wool on their heads and legs, and have a tremendous flocking instinct.
Montadale This breed of sheep originated in the United States from a Cheviot and Columbia cross.
Montadale This breed of sheep is medium-sized, white-faced, bareheaded and bare-legged. They are polled, hardy, and prolific.
Oxford This breed of sheep originated in England from a Hampshire and Cotswold cross. They are medium to large in size, have a dark brown to grey face, and are polled. They have a wool cap and wool on the ears and legs.
Oxford This breed of sheep are good milkers, prolific, and have a fast growth rate. They originated in England from a Hampshire and Cotswold cross.
Polypay This breed of sheep was developed in the United States at the Sheep Experiment Station in Dubois, Idaho from a Targhee/Dorset ram crossed with a Rambouillet/Finn Sheep ewe.
Polypay This breed of sheep is medium sized, white faced, prolific, and breeds out of season. They were developed in the United States.
Rambouillet This white face breed of sheep, developed in France, is long-lived and rugged. They will breed out of season.
Rambouillet This breed of sheep are large, white-faced, have wool on the head and legs, and can be polled or horned. Their wool is fine in fiber diameter.
Romney This breed of sheep originated in England. They are small to medium in size and have a white face and legs. They are polled and have long wool.
Shropshire This breed of sheep originated in England. They are medium-sized, dark-faced, polled and have wool on their head and face. They are prolific, mature early, milk well, and heavily muscled. Lambs are hardy, fast-growing and produce lean, well-muscled carc
Southdown This breed of sheep is the oldest breed from England. They are grey to mouse-brown faced, small to medium in size, and known for producing meaty carcasses.
Southdown This breed of sheep are polled, have a grey to mouse-brown face and wool on their legs. Fleece from this breed are of medium-wool.
Suffolk This breed of sheep has the most number of purebred registrations in the United States.
Suffolk This large breed of sheep are polled with a black head and legs. They are known for their meatiness and high carcass quality. Lambs grow rapidly and produce high cutability carcasses.
Targhee This breed of sheep was developed the the Sheep Experiment Station in Idaho by a Rambouillet/Columbia and Rambouillet/Corriedale cross.
Border Cheviot, Columbia, Corriedale, Dorset, Finn Sheep, Lincoln, Merino, Montadale, Romney, Polypay, Rambouillet, Targhee Name at least 6 of the 12 white faced breeds of sheep.
Hampshire, Shropshire, Suffolk These 3 breeds of sheep are solid black faced.
Border Cheviot, Corriedale, Finn Sheep, Montadale, Oxford, Polypay, Shropshire Name 3 of the 7 breeds of sheep that are prolific.
Border Cheviot, Finn Sheep, Montadale These 3 breeds of sheep have bare heads.
Columbia, Corriedale, Lincoln, Merino, Rambouillet, Romney, Targhee Name 3 of the 7 breeds of sheep that are known for their wool production.
Dorset, Hampshire, Shropshire, Southdown, Suffolk Name3 of the 5 breeds of sheep that are known for their meat production.
Dorset, Polypay, Rambouillet These 3 breeds of sheep are known for out of season breeding.
Border Cheviots, Dorset, Hampshire, Oxford, Shropshire Name 2 breeds of sheep that are known for their milk production.
Oxford, Southdown These breeds of sheep are dark faced but not black faced.
Dorset, Rambouillet These 2 breeds of sheep may have horns.
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