Charmoise sheep characteristics

Charmoise sheep raised primarily for meat production hailing from France. The breed is used in the production of terminal sheep breeds like Charollais and Rouge. Used as a popular terminal sire for the first time lambing ewes. As they produce lambs of small heads,  which will be easy while lambing.

Charmoise breed information

The sheep is medium built with white color.

Both sexes are polled(no horns)

They have pink skin and a white-haired face.

The Charmoise mature ram weighs around 70kg (155lb) and ewes around 45 kg (99 lb).

The height of ram is 65 cm (26 in) at withers and ewes around 60cm (24 in)

Things to know

During 18th century the Kent rams from England crossed with mountain breeds(Merino and the Solognot) in France giving rise to Charmoise.

In 2001 the population of the Charmoise sheep was around 21000, which has declined where they were 1,22,000 in 1993.

In France, it is the only top confirmation breed to be classified as ‘race rustique’ (hardy breed).

Used as a meat breed.

Brief characteristics of  Charmoise sheep

Breed NameCharmoise sheep
Other Name 
Country/Place of OriginFrance
Breed Purpose Meat
Breed Sizemedium
 70kg (155lb)
Ewe(Female)45 kg (99 lb)
Good for Stall Fedopen grazing 
Climate Tolerancelocal conditions

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