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1

What breed originates from Scotland?

Cheviot

2

What breed is known for easy lambing, hardiness, fast maturity, ability to withstand cold climates, alertness, and high activity level?

Cheviot

3

In what sheep breed are the muzzle and feet black?

Cheviot

4

What kind of breed is the cheviot known as?

ram breed
dual-purpose

5

What size is the Cheviot?

small to medium

6

What is the fleece weight for the Cheviot?

5-10 lbs

7

Does the Cheviot have a strong flocking instinct?

no

8

What breed is renowned as a low maintenance sheep?

Cheviot

9

What breed is the second most popular breed in the U.S. that originated in England?

Dorset

10

What sheep breed is known for being good mothers, good makers, and having multiple births?

Dorset

11

Is the Dorset polled or horned?

both

12

What sheep breed is known for being able to breed out of season?

Dorset

13

What type of breed is the Droset?

dual-purpose

14

What size is the Dorset?

medium

15

What is the average fleece weight for the Dorset?

5-9 lbs

16

What breed originates from England and is known for multiple births, rapid growth, efficient food conversion, milked disposition, and activity level?

Hampshire

17

Can the hampshire be polled?

yes

18

What kind of breed is the Hampshire?

ram breed

19

What size is the Hampshire?

large

20

What is the average fleece weight for the Hampshire?

6-10lbs

21

What breed has high quality meat?

Hampshire

22

What sheep breed originates from Spain?

Merino

23

What breed is known for being hardy, long lived with a eel-developed flock instinct, forage well in less productive region and are well suited to hill country locations?

Merino

24

What sheep breed breeds year-round and produces very high-quality, fine-wool flexes?

Merino

25

Is the Merino polled or horned?

either

26

What size is the Merino?

medium to large

27

What is the weight for wool of a Merino?

9-14 lbs

28

Is the Merino a ewe or ram breed?

ewe

29

What sheep breed originates from england and is known for prolific ewes, lambs being large and strong at birth, quick in growth in lambs, twins are common, and larger rams are useful when bred smaller ewes - produce larger lambs.

Oxford

30

Is the Oxford polled or horned?

polled

31

What sheep breed is known for exceptional mothering ability?

Oxford

32

Is the Oxford a ram or ewe breed?

ram

33

What size is the Oxford sheep?

large

34

What is the fleece weight from an Oxford sheep?

8-12 lbs

35

What breed is especially useful as a market lamb due to rapid growth?

Suffolk

36

Is the suffolk polled or horned?

polled

37

What breed is mainly raised for meat and wool but has ewes that are prolific milkers?

Suffolk

38

Is the suffolk a ram or ewe breed?

ram

39

What size is the Suffolk?

large

40

What is the wool weight for the Suffolk sheep?

5-8 lbs

41

What distinguishes the Suffolk from other black-faced sheep breed?

no wool cap
no wool on legs
black base

42

What sheep breed originates from England and is raised primarily for meat?

Shropshire

43

What sheep breed is known for their adaptability to different pastures, hardiness, and gentle disposition?

Shropshire

44

Is the Shropshire polled or horned?

polled

45

Is the Shropshire a ram or ewe breed?

ram

46

What size is the Shropshire?

large

47

What is the weight of the Shropshire wool?

6-10 lbs

48

What sheep breed originates rom France?

Rambouillet

49

What breed is raised for its fine, high-quality fleece but also is noted for high-quality meat?

Rambouillet

50

What sheep breed has a well-developed flocking instinct?

Rambouillet

51

Is the Rambouillet males horned or polled?

either

52

What kind of breed is the Rambouillet?

ram

53

What size is the Rambouillet?

large

54

What is the fleece weight for a Rambouillet?

8-18 lbs

55

Are Rambouillet ewes horned or polled?

polled

56

What is the height for the Old English Southdown Babydoll Miniature sheep?

18-24''

57

What height are the mini Cheviots?

22''

58

What height is the Harlequin?

24''