Coburger Fuchsschaf – German landscape preserver

The Coburger Fuchsschaf raised mainly for landscape preservation. The breed is from Germany, which is reddish-brown in color.

Coburger Fuchsschaf  breed information

The breed is medium built with reddish-brown to folden color.

The mature ram weighs around  80 kg (176 lb) and ewe around 65 kg (140 lb).

Both rams and ewes are polled (no horns).

Legs are free from wool and red-brown in color.

Broad ears and they are long.

The Slight Roman nose is visible,

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The height of rams is 80 cm at withers and ewes around 70m.

Litter size 2 on an average.

The wool per ram is around 4 to 5 kg and the ewe is around 3 to 4 kg.

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Things to know

Coburger Fuchsschaf is also known as Coburg Fox Sheep.

The breed has dorsal stripe just like horses, asses, and donkeys.

The meat has a unique venison taste as it has low-fat.

According to the wiki – The year 1993, there were 1200 breeding ewes with 50 rams, in 34 breeding units

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. It was being wiped out during the second world war.

The breed was officially recognized in the year 1996, still on the list of endangered sheep breeds.

“The Fuchsschaf flocks are employed for landscape preservation.  The Coburger Fuchsschaf is frugal, hardy, and prolific.  Longevity and non-fussiness of food make it a perfect choice for keeping on rough hilly ranges.  It is possible to breed them three times in two years.”

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Brief characteristics of Coburger Fuchsschaf

Breed NameCoburger Fuchsschaf
Other NameCoburg Fox Sheep
Country/Place of OriginGermany
Breed Purpose Landscape preservation
Breed Sizemedium
Weight
Ram(Male)
80 kg (176 lb)
Ewe(Female)65 kg (140 lb)
Kiddingtwins
Good for Stall Fedopen grazing 
Climate Tolerancelocal conditions

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