Vendée sheep

Characteristics of the breed of sheep for home breeding, photos, description

Characteristics of the breed of sheep for home breeding, photos, description

Vendée sheep began its existence in France for the production of meat and wool. Breed sheep Vendée – French old-timers, they have long since grown by local farmers. In the early 20th century, experts have decided to improve the breed and crossed it with another – Sauzdaun. At present, only to divorce in France about 250 thousand sheep feminine.

The small head is not large limbs, long tail. Sheep wool rugged, lush mid-length (7 cm) and thinness (35 microns). With adult sheep or sheep Griffon breed can get up to 5 kg of greasy wool. Wool light with red-brown shade.

Griffon breed sheep relate to the type of meat, so the muscular system is developed very well, but in general they look small. Sheep grow up to 75 cm at the withers and weigh about 130 kg, and the sheep – 70 cm and a weight of 100 kg. Little lambs have an average of 5 kg of weight, and has up to 4 months of age can easily reach 60 kg. On the day the lamb sheep milk can gain up to 0.5 kg. The breed is characterized by relatively high fertility rates – up to 200%.

The meat is tender, dietary, marble. Highly valued in the use and sale.

It is easy to adapt to the adverse weather conditions, due to the very thick and dense fur. Sheep easily withstand heavy rain, cold and wind, rarely get sick and very hardy.

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