Braunes Bergschaf sheep characteristics

Braunes Bergschaf sheep is a dual-purpose breed that is good for meat and wool. The breed is from Italy and Austria, a place called Tyrol.

Braunes Bergschaf breed information

The breed has a roman nose with a medium-sized body

Both ram and ewe are polled (no horns).

Braunes Bergschaf ram weighs around 103 kg (227 lbs) and ewe around  70 kg (155 lbs)

The fleece weight is around 4 to 5 kg with a fiber diameter of 32 to 36 microns. It is shorn two times a year.

The wool is brown or shades of dark-brown in color.

Twins are common and they are non-seasonal breeders.

Things to know

Braunes Bergschaf is recognized as a registered breed in Bavaria in 1977.

The interesting fact of  Braunes Bergschaf is during summers they roam alpine meadows and during winters they come to valleys for shearing and back to the barn.

Wool is used for making carpets, knitted goods and Lodenfabrics.

According to the wiki, It is one of the 42 autochthonous local sheep breeds of limited distribution for which a herdbook is kept by the Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia, the Italian national association of sheep-breeders.

Number of Braunes Bergschaf   in Austria in 2012 is  3698 to 5000, 1564 in Germany in 2011 and 2850 in Italy in 2008

Brief characteristics of Braunes Bergschaf sheep

Breed NameBraunes Bergschaf sheep
Other Name Pecora nera-bruna and Schwarzbraunes Bergschaf (Italy)
Country/Place of OriginAustria and Italy
Breed Purpose Meat and wool
Breed Sizemedium
103 kg (227 lbs)
Ewe(Female) 70 kg (155 lbs)
Kiddingtwins are common
Good for Stall Fedopen grazing 
Climate Tolerancelocal conditions

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