Debouillet sheep characteristics

Debouillet sheep are raised primarily for wool. The breed is developed in the Tatum area of New Mexico(USA) by crossing Delaine-Merino and Rambouillet.

Debouillet sheep breed information

The breed is medium-sized, with white color.

The mature Debouillet ram weight is 79-113 kg(175 to 250 lb) and the mature ewe is 57-73 kg(125 to 160 lb).

Debouillet breed is well adapted to the Southwestern United state’s range conditions.

Rams may or may not have horns, but ewes are polled.

Produces high-quality fine-wool fleece. The fleece weight is around 4 to 8 kg with a staple length of 7.5 cm to 12.5 cm which is 18.5 to 23.5 microns.

They are especially very hardy under arid conditions.

Debouillet sheep are gregarious, adaptable to unassisted pasture lambing. 

Things to know

The cross of Delaine-Merino and Rambouillet produced Debouillet sheep in 1920.

Brief characteristics of Debouillet sheep

Breed NameDebouillet sheep
Other Name 
Country/Place of Origin New Mexico, the USA
Breed Purposewool
Breed Sizelarge
79-113 kg(175 to 250 lb)
Ewe(Female)57-73 kg(125 to 160 lb)
Good for Stall Fedopen grazing 
Climate Tolerancelocal conditions

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