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Flashcards in Sheep Breeds Deck (14):
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Ram

Intact male

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Wether

Not intact male

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Ewe

Female that has has babies

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Originated in Texas
Hobby
Cross of Barbados blackbelly and Rambouillet
Tan, tan with pale or black belly or pied
Primarily used trophy game because of large curled horns

Barbado

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Wool
Originated in the US
Foundation of Lincoln rams on Rambouillet ewes
White faced polled

Columbia

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Meat
Originated in South Africa
Thick skin made of hair and wool
Extremely adaptable with a high ability to flourish, grow and produce and reproduce in irregular and low rainfall events

Dorper

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Meat
Originated in England
Horned and polled
Ability to breed out of season
White - faced sheep, produce light shearing, open fleece

Dorset

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Maternal
Noted for prolificacy (mature ewes produce 3+ lambs)
Poor fleece, slow growing, light muscled
Require intensive management
originated in Finland

Finnsheep

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Meat
Originated in England
Rapid growth and muscularity
Dark brown to black face and legs with a wool cap on head

Hampshire

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Long wool
Heaviest breed in the world
Face, ears and legs are covered with wool
white face and polled

Lincoln

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Wool
Originated in Spain
Most dominant breed world wide
Smaller than other wool breeds
White faces breed

Merino

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Wool
Originated in France
Dominant range ewe in the West US
White faced breed, not extremely prolific under range conditions

Rambouillet

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Meat
Originated in England
One of the oldest breeds
Medium to small sized with light brown face and legs
Meaty, light weight carcasses
Low maintenance

Southdown

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Meat
Originated in England
Black head and Legs free of wool
Alert active sheep, grow fast and produce lean, muscular carcasses

Suffolk