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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