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Sheep

California Red Sheep

The California Red Sheep is born a mahogany red and wool areas change to oatmeal with soft red hairs. Developed in the early 1970s, from a project of Dr. Glenn Spurlock of Davis, California, which he hoped would create a larger carcass on hair sheep by crossing Tunis sheep and Barbados Blackbelly sheep.  He and other breeders liked the calm disposition, all season breeding, easy lambing and mother characteristics and continued to develop the breed.  Over the years, breeders have found that the breed has outstanding tolerance for both heat and cold.  The California Red is a multi–purpose breed with excellent meat characteristics, beautiful wool, and home milking qualities. 

Barbados

It is likely this breed originated in Africa, it has been developed by the people of the Caribbean Island of Barbados and is now considered a national treasure by this island nation.  It is a hair sheep and the main purpose for this breed is meat production and training of herding dogs.  This breed is known for its tolerance to heat.  They breed year round and are resistant to disease and parasites.

Katahdin

Another hair sheep, the Katahdin was developed in the United States with a heavy emphasis on carcass production.  They are known for a large percentage of twin births and parasite resistance.

Dorper

Another hair sheep breed, developed in South Africa for the purpose of fast growth and hardiness in arid areas.  This early maturing sheep is said to reach 79 in 100 days. 
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© 2019 XC Alpacas, Sheep & Goats and/or circleofdreamers.com

Sheep

California Red Sheep

The California Red Sheep is born a mahogany red and wool areas change to oatmeal with soft red hairs. Developed in the early 1970s, from a project of Dr. Glenn Spurlock of Davis, California, which he hoped would create a larger carcass on hair sheep by crossing Tunis sheep and Barbados Blackbelly sheep.  He and other breeders liked the calm disposition, all season breeding, easy lambing and mother characteristics and continued to develop the breed.  Over the years, breeders have found that the breed has outstanding tolerance for both heat and cold.  The California Red is a multi–purpose breed with excellent meat characteristics, beautiful wool, and home milking qualities. 

Barbados

It is likely this breed originated in Africa, it has been developed by the people of the Caribbean Island of Barbados and is now considered a national treasure by this island nation.  It is a hair sheep and the main purpose for this breed is meat production and training of herding dogs.  This breed is known for its tolerance to heat.  They breed year round and are resistant to disease and parasites.

Katahdin

Another hair sheep, the Katahdin was developed in the United States with a heavy emphasis on carcass production.  They are known for a large percentage of twin births and parasite resistance.

Dorper

Another hair sheep breed, developed in South Africa for the purpose of fast growth and hardiness in arid areas.  This early maturing sheep is said to reach 79 in 100 days.