Bardoka Sheep is a multipurpose breed that is raised for milk, meat, and wool. The breed is originated in Kosovo.
Bardoka Sheep breed information
The breed is white in color with pink skin. The Face is free of wool.
Both ram and ewe are horned.
The Mature ram weighs around 65 kg (143 lb) while the ewes weigh around 50 kg(110 lb).
Rams grow to 70 cm (28 in) at the withers and ewes are around 60 cm (24 in) at withers.
The lactation period is around 180 days which provides around 200 kg of milk.
The milk has about 7.1% of fat.
The birth weight of rams is around 3.5 kg (7.7 lb) and ewes are around 3.2 kg (7.1 lb)
The breed is hardy and adaptable to all low-temperature conditions. But very sensitive to high humidity conditions.
Things to know
The Bardoka is also called in several names like White Metohian sheep, White Sheep of the Dukagjin.
Nowadays the sheep can be seen in Montenegro, Serbia, and Albania too.
Brief characteristics of Bardoka Sheep
|Breed Name||Bardoka sheep|
|Other Name||White Metohian sheep, White Sheep of the Dukagjin|
|Country/Place of Origin||Kosovo|
|Breed Purpose||milk, meat, and wool|
|65 kg (143 lbs)|
|Ewe(Female)||50 kg (110 lbs)|
|Good for Stall Fed||open grazing|
|Climate Tolerance||local climate|
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