Suffolk Sheep

The breed of sheep breeding for home and business - Suffolk, description, characteristics, photos

The breed of sheep breeding for home and business – Suffolk, description, characteristics, photos

Officially Suffolk sheep bred in the late 19th century, but in fact, for the first time began to withdraw these sheep for another 100 years earlier in England. Suffolk breed created by crossing Sauzdaunskih Norfolk Horned sheep.

Wool is thick, white color, only the face and limbs Suffolk sheep are black. The ears are hanging, long, thin tail. Rams reach 75-80 cm at the withers and weigh up to 180 kg, the sheep a little smaller and lighter. Adult sheep have a body weight of 140 kg, an increase of 70-75 cm at the withers. Medium length hair -. 30 microns, up to 10 cm with a mature animal can get 3-5 kg ​​of wool, which will receive up to 60% pure. Souse sheep once a year and give birth one to three lambs. The less young leads the sheep, the more they weigh, on average receive 4-7 kg. Lambs from the first days start well to gain weight due to fatty breast milk. At the age of a few months can already weigh up to 80 kg.

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